According to iRobot, the new SUGV
is a smaller and lighter version of iRobot PackBot, capable of entering areas that are inaccessible or too dangerous for people.
This waveform will be incorporated into the SFF-D radio by the JTRS Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) program office for eventual fielding on the Army's SUGV
Sometimes Soldiers hunting for the enemy in both urban and tactical environments need the ability to examine potential threats safely, and track the enemy into enclosed spaces; the SUGV
gives them this ability.
The 35-pound 310 SUGV
system provides the dismounted Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with the ability to perform reconnaissance during extremely hazardous EOD missions involving unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices.
The FCS contains two classes of UGVs: the SUGV
and Mulifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE) Vehicle.
The iRobot 310 SUGV
is a tactical mobile robot that gathers situational awareness in dangerous conditions for warfighters and public safety professionals.
Hatfield said the Army, along with the Marine Corps, has a desire to field a joint, multi-mission ground robot similar to SUGV
, but so far they are only aspirations.
Those recommendations were taken into consideration and the SUGV
was soon updated with an in-body camera.
iRobot will be demonstrating the latest advances in unmanned ground vehicles, including the 110 FirstLook, SUGV
and 510 PackBot.
Marine Corps Systems Command for 75 SUGV
Teamed with Boeing, iRobot is also involved in the Future Combat Systems programme for which it developed the SUGV
300 (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle) series of robots.
The Army claims that one SUGV
can be packed into a standard "molle" rucksack.