Oshkosh Defense Demonstrates Mature UGV Technology for Congress at AUVSI Hill Day
TerraMax UGV technology has life-saving potential for military’s ground vehicle operations
OSHKOSH, Wis. (April 10, 2014) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), is demonstrating its TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Hill Day today at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology has the potential to reduce troops’ exposure to threats like improvised explosive devices (IED) and optimize the number of troops needed to carry out various ground missions.
In addition to demonstrating the TerraMax UGV technology, Oshkosh Defense representatives will be available to speak with lawmakers and their staff during the event. AUVSI Hill Day is part of National Robotics Week and seeks to educate members of Congress about the latest advances in unmanned technology.
“As the leader in UGV technology for tactical wheeled vehicles, Oshkosh Defense is excited to meet with Congressional representatives to illustrate the benefits UGV technology can bring to military fleets today,” said John Beck, chief unmanned systems engineer for Oshkosh Corporation. “Our TerraMax technology has successfully completed numerous government evaluations, providing force protection by extending standoff distance from potential threats, and force multiplication by empowering a single operator to supervise multiple unmanned assets within a convoy. It’s a mature, fieldable solution.”
Oshkosh continues to work independently and with the U.S. military regarding the application and use of the TerraMax UGV technology on multiple vehicles supporting a range of operations, including convoy logistics and route clearance missions.
About the TerraMax UGV Technology
The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology is designed as a scalable appliqué kit that can be tightly integrated on current production vehicles or retrofitted on legacy vehicles. Vehicles equipped with the TerraMax UGV technology can be seamlessly integrated into military operations to carry out planned missions in full autonomous mode or by “shadowing” a leader vehicle. They also can maintain prescribed convoy following distance, function in all weather conditions and operating environments, and retain their original payload and performance capabilities.
The TerraMax UGV technology was developed with the user in mind, for ease of control. Troops can be trained to operate vehicles remotely or in full autonomous mode in only a few days, and the TerraMax operator control unit (OCU) user interface addresses the usability and functionality needs of the troops in the field.
Oshkosh also is transitioning technologies from the TerraMax UGV system to provide active-safety features for the manned operation of vehicle fleets, including electronic stability control, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and electric power-assist steering.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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