SUGVSmall Unmanned Ground Vehicle
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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 platform.
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 robot systems.
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.