At AUSA BAE Systems come back with its project of ARCV Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle 11503171

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At AUSA BAE Systems come back with its project of ARCV Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle.
At AUSA (Association of the US Army) Global Forces Symposium and Exposition which takes place in Huntsvile from 13 to 15 March 2017, BAE Systems come back with its project of unmmaned combat vehicle under the project name of ARCV (Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle) called Black Knight in the past.
     
At AUSA (Association of the US Army) Global Forces Symposium and Exposition which takes place in Huntsvile from 13 to 15 March 2017, BAE Systems come back with its project of unmmaned combat vehicle under the project name of ARCV (Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle) called Black Knight in the past.
BAE Systems Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle at AUSA (March 2017)
(Source photo BAE Systems Twitter)
     
The design of the Black Knight, Armed Robotic Demonstrator was started in 2005 and it was unveiled in 2006 at the Association of the United States Army in Washington D.C. This unmanned ground vehicle is very similar to a light tank armed with a turret-mounted 30 mm gun and a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. The vehicle is fitted with a 300-horsepower Caterpillar Corporation diesel engine.

In January 2006, Carnegie Mellon''s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) received a contract from BAE Systems to design and add the sensors, hardware and computing elements for full autonomous navigation capability. In the late summer of 2006, the ARI) autonomy system was successfully tested during a week-long field trial in Somerset, PA.

The Black Knight Unmanned Combat Vehicle can be controlled from the commander's station of a Bradley, which was demonstrated at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2006 Winter Symposium and Exhibition. Its turret is equipped with operative components from the Bradley Combat Systems program, illustrating the synergy between the current force and the future force.

Gun and turret position, as well as information from the Commander's Independent Viewer (CIV), and the Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS) can be seen on a screen in the Bradley Commander's Crew Station. As soldiers dismount, they take a Dismounted Control Device (DCD) along and continue to operate the Black Knight, receiving information on the single screen on the DCD.

The Black Knight was equipped with advanced capability - leveraging some of the proven capabilities of the Bradley by utilizing robust, available components. These components provide the demonstrator with the high lethality obtained with the first-round hit, and the ability for the turret to slew to a cue from the Commander's Independent Viewer.

An Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV) offer several advantages on modern battlefields as unmanned consorts to ground forces. They are capable of both day and night operation for missions that are too risky for manned ground vehicles, including forward scouting, RSTA (Reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition ), intelligence gathering, and investigating hazardous areas. They also enable operators to acquire situational data from unmanned forward positions and verify mission plans by using map data to confirm terrain. If required, they can engage enemy assets from a remote position of safety.
     
BAE Systems Black Knight Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle
BAE Systems Black Knight Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle
 

 

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