HDT unveils Hunter Wolf UGV for US Army Squad Mission Equipment Transport
The American Company HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across military, public and private sectors, today unveiled its Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower (WOLF) robotic system The HDT Hunter WOLF system closely matches infantry mobility and can traverse narrow trails, steep slopes and dense jungles, while carrying up to 1000 lbs. (450 kg) of cargo for more than 72 hours without resupply.
Under development since 2012 to meet the requirements for the Army Squad Mission Equipment Transport (SMET) Program, the HDT Hunter Wolf has undergone extensive evaluations and trials, and the Army Test and Evaluation Command has awarded HDT's developmental prototypes numerous Safety Releases.
'HDT Global is pleased to unveil our HDT Hunter WOLF robotic system as the ultimate SMET solution here at AUSA For years, HDT has been a leader in innovative robotic solutions, including our family of Adroit® manipulators, and this new robotic platform will further our efforts to remain at the forefront of military technology With the HDT Hunter WOLF, we once again affirm our commitment to providing proven solutions for extreme environments,' said Sean Bond, HDT Global President and CEO.
"Not only does the HDT Hunter WOLF meet SMET requirements, our focus on streamlining the design while increasing ruggedness ensures simplicity in logistics requirements and affordability," added Dr. Tom Van Doren, Vice President of HDT Global Blade Works. HDT's Blade Works organization is comprised of more than 50 engineers focused on expeditionary capability (reduced cube, weight, deployment time and increased power, durability and ruggedness). designing and developing new ways to solve the challenges warfighters face in remote, austere locations.
The HDT Hunter WOLF features a JP-8/electric hybrid powertrain enabling the vehicle s "silent drive' and "silent watch" capability The system's modular architecture and full compliance with the Army's interoperability protocols makes the vehicle easy to adapt to mission requirements with a wide variety of mission specific kits while reducing life cycle costs.