Oshkosh, Wis.: Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, will showcase a U.S. Army vehicle equipped with Oshkosh TerraMax(tm) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Washington Convention Center October 25 – 27. The TerraMax technology delivers improved troop protection by reducing human exposure to battlefield threats, such as improvised explosive devices (IED), and increasing situational awareness while the vehicle is on the move.
“Oshkosh is committed to bringing this life-saving technology to the field,” said Gary Schmiedel, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president of Defense Engineering and Technology. “Our TerraMax technology is designed as a kit that can be integrated in new vehicles as they are produced or retrofitted into the government’s existing vehicle fleets.”
The Oshkosh Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) Load Handling System (LHS) variant is equipped with the company’s unmanned technology for autonomous logistics missions. The TerraMax fully-autonomous navigation kit has been demonstrated on the Marine Corps’ Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) 4×4 and 6×6 vehicles, as well as the Army’s Palletized Load System (PLS) vehicle.
“The TerraMax fully autonomous system provides flexibility to the Warfighter,” added Schmiedel. “It is integrated so each vehicle can still be manually driven with the press of a button. The technology is capable of fully autonomous missions supervised from an escort vehicle at a safe standoff, or operation in leader-follower mode, depending on the mission and situation.”