QinetiQ Inc. and Pratt Miller Defense delivered two additional RCV-L (Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light) vehicles to the U.S. Army on Dec. 19.
This is the final two of four systems contracted by the Army for 2021 testing and experimentation. The first vehicle was delivered to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) on Nov. 5 while the second vehicle arrived at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Dec. 7.
RCV-L's 3 and 4 were delivered to GVSC today, 2 weeks ahead of schedule. This completes the full contracted delivery of Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light in preparation for 2021 testing and experimentation. #Army #QinetiQ #RCV #Robotics pic.twitter.com/oqgMpCXQ89
— Pratt Miller (@PrattMiller) December 18, 2020
The RCV-L is a purpose-built hybrid-electric unmanned ground combat vehicle (UGCV) integrating technology from both QinetiQ and Pratt Miller. It builds upon the proven maturity provided by the Pratt Miller Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) and integrates QinetiQ’s Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) robotic control systems to make it both highly flexible, and payload agnostic.
The RCV-L Prototype Project was awarded to QinetiQ North America (now a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Inc.) with major subcontractor Pratt Miller, in March 2020 through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC). The agreement includes the delivery and support of four RCV-L platforms with procurement options for up to 16 additional RCV-L systems.