SMSS can navigate mountainous terrain
SMSS accompanying soldiers at Fort Benning in Winter 2008
he SMSS fleet in its integration facility in Dallas, Texas
SMSS can carry whatever Soldiers brings with them, including packs, supplies and heavy weapons
Block I (left) and Block 0 (right) variants of the SMSS
The SMSS Block I variant is heading to Afghanistan for a military evaluation
As a result of winning the Project Workhorse Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) competition sponsored by the U.S. Army, four Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) vehicles will be sent to Afghanistan as part of a three-month Military Utility Assessment (MUA). The 11-foot-long (3.3 m) SMSS, which can carry more than half-a-ton of a squad’s equipment on rugged terrain, will be the largest autonomous ground vehicle ever to be deployed with infantry.
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