TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology from Oshkosh Defense Reduces Troop Exposure to Threats
November 8, 2015 |
TerraMax UGV technology enables one operator to supervise up to five autonomous vehicles during convoy and route clearance missions
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Nov. 8, 2015) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will be exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow, November 8 – 12, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Oshkosh will feature its full range of tactical vehicles and advanced technologies including its unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology, TerraMax™.
The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology can convert a traditional tactical vehicle into a fully integrated autonomous vehicle system that can serve as a force multiplier by enabling a single operator to supervise up to five unmanned tactical wheeled vehicles during convoy and route clearance operations.
“On today’s battlefields, personnel carrying out logistics missions are exposed to dangers previously seen in active battle zones,” said Bill Mooney, vice president for the Middle East and North Africa region for Oshkosh Defense. “By reducing the manpower needed to conduct a convoy operation, commanders can minimize the number of personnel exposed to various threats including IEDs. In route clearance missions, where the lead vehicle is a great risk, TerraMax can remove the operator from the lead vehicle altogether, while providing others in the operation with a safer standoff distance from the threat.”
TerraMax UGV technology is delivered as a scalable kit that can be tightly integrated onto any tactical vehicle – from any manufacturer – without compromising the vehicle’s original payload or performance capabilities. TerraMax UGVs are built to operate for extended periods of time, day or night, through dust and adverse weather without the fatigue or loss of awareness that can commonly afflict human operators.
The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology has proven capable of being seamlessly integrated into convoy operations during live-force military evaluations and has been tested in virtually every manner of tactical environment. Unlike remote-controlled or tele-operated systems, TerraMax UGVs leverage the latest robotics technology that enables them to perceive and navigate complex, off-road environments entirely unmanned, with minimal operator supervision. Oshkosh has the production and support capability to enable the military to quickly transition UGV technology from concept to combat zone.
For nearly 100 years, Oshkosh Corporation has been designing, delivering, and sustaining best-in-class vehicles and technology to serve military, commercial, access and fire and emergency missions around the world. Oshkosh serves armed forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP), airport rescue fire fighting (ARFF), and light vehicles. Oshkosh has been supporting militaries in the Middle East for nearly 30 years and has a well-established presence with program offices in the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the company’s full portfolio including TerraMax UGV, in the U.S Pavilion at the Dubai Airshow in booth #1860.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades 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. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
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 www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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