Oshkosh Defense will showcase TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) technology at International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015.
The US Army Major General (Retired) John Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense said, “Our extensively tested TerraMax technology provides armed forces the option to complete missions in dangerous situations with fewer troops, protecting countless lives.”
TerraMax UGVs leverage the latest robotics technology that enables them to perceive and navigate complex, off-road environments entirely unmanned, with minimal operator supervision. It autonomously complete predetermined missions in the lead, or any position within a convoy while cooperating with other convoy vehicles and maintaining prescribed separation distances.
TerraMax UGVs can be commanded on the fly to follow the same path as a lead vehicle because they do not rely on actively tracking the lead vehicle with its sensors, following distances beyond line of sight are possible. This flexibility is critical for troop safety, providing safe standoff from IEDs.
TerraMax UGV technology is delivered as a scalable kit that can be tightly integrated onto any tactical vehicle without compromising the vehicle’s original payload and 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. It also supports rapid deployment allowing troops to be trained on TerraMax-equipped vehicles in only a few days.
The user-friendly TerraMax operator control unit (OCU) serves as a significant force multiplier that empowers a single operator to supervise multiple unmanned ground vehicles from a stand-off distance. TerraMax UGV technology enables commanders to remove drivers from the vehicle entirely and minimize the number of troops exposed to potential threats such as IEDs.