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Oshkosh demos UGV technology at Paris defense show

Mine clearance vehicles with Oshkosh Defense's Terremax unmanned vehicle technology are being demonstrated at a defense exhibition in France.
By Richard Tomkins   |   June 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM   |   Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis., June 16 (UPI) -- Unmanned ground vehicles by Oshkosh Defense are being put through their paces in Paris this week at Eurosatory 2014 in Paris.

The vehicles, which are navigating a course that simulates military route clearance, as equipped with Terremax, the company' s modular, multi-sensor appliqué kit that can be integrated into new vehicles or retrofitted onto earlier ones.

Vehicles equipped with the TerraMax UGV can easily collaborate with manned vehicles. The company is developing the technology independently as well as in collaboration with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

The demonstrations in Paris are taking place through Friday. The U.S. military recently conducted evaluations of UGV convoys in the United States.

"Vehicles equipped with TerraMax UGV can be used in concert with manned vehicles for a spectrum of operations including logistics convoys, route clearance and counter-IED missions, airfield construction and support, and more," said Urias. "This technology allows vehicles to operate for extended periods of time through challenging terrain, dust, darkness, rain, snow and other adverse conditions without the fatigue or loss of awareness that can afflict human operators."

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