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Pratt Miller from US has demonstrated its new Modular Autonomous Vehicle-Medium Caliber Armament

עודכן: 20 בנוב׳ 2021

Defense News October 2021 Global Security army industry

Posted On Tuesday, 05 October 2021 18:30

According to pictures released on the Twitter account of Ronkainen, the American company Pratt Miller has demonstrated its new Modular Autonomous Vehicle-Medium Caliber Armament (EMAV-MCA) during Bushmaster Conference 2021 in Kingman, AZ.

Pratt Miller has conducted live firing demonstration with its Modular Autonomous Vehicle-Medium Caliber Armament. (Picture source Twitter account Ronkainen)

In October 2019, QinetiQ North America (QNA) and Pratt and Miller Defense have announced their partnership on the Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) program at the 2019 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

QNA and Pratt & Miller have submitted a variant of the Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) tailored to the Robotic Combat Vehicle program’s specific requirements. The Robotic Combat Vehicle submission will leverage QNA modular open-architecture unmanned ground vehicle control systems integrated with Pratt & Miller’s advanced mobility platform.

During the Bushmaster Conference 2021, Pratt Miller has demonstrated its PRO-MCA fitted with a Samson MCWS turret designed and manufactured by the Israeli company Rafael which will also be integrated on Stryker armored vehicle. In fact, Army Recognition previously reported that Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) has awarded a contract to Oshkosh Defense, to integrate a Samson 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) onto the Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle.

The (EMAV-MCA) on the Stryker

The EMAV is a highly mobile and fully autonomous ground vehicle that was designed and built from the ground up by Pratt Miller. The robot is based on a tracked chassis with four road wheels and one return-roller. It can reach a top speed of 72 km/h and has a payload capacity of 3,265 kg.

The hybrid-electric powertrain supports an electric-only silent watch and silent mobility. The continuous band track and low center of gravity help the EMAV to climb a 60% grade, a 40% side slope, and vertical steps up to 60 cm. In addition, the unit can provide exportable power of 28V and 320V.

The flat deck on the EMAV is 3.84 m long and 1.5 m wide, allowing it to carry significant payloads, both weaponized and for crew support. EMAV was designed with a narrow hull to ensure it is transportable in the V-22 and CH-47.

The prototype TRX chassis used a spring suspension. Note the difference in suspension as shown on the new platform

Three control options are available for the EMAV – local, teleportation, or autonomous – with a common controller being used for both the vehicle and payload systems.

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