Monday, May 23, 2005

General Dynamic Allocated $50m More For MilBots

General Dynamics Robotics Systems of Westminster, Md., has received $50.7 million in additional funding for its Army Future Combat Systems Autonomous Navigation System from Future Combat Systems integrator Science Application Corp. The funding is to support designing and manufacturing a system to control several of the 18 test vehicles which make up the program including the Multifunctional Utility Logistics Equipment (MULE) platform, Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) and Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV). The system will provide navigation, path-planning and vehicle-following functionality.

The Stryker vehicle following technology was featured on the May 20th edition of Discoveries This Week. The program noted that anticipated deployment of the system was in two years.