Rheinmetall to Unveil its Proposal for U.S. Army Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light (RCV-L) Program at AUSA 2019

Rheinmetall will unveil its proposed solution for the U.S. Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light (RCV-L) program, called the Wiesel Wingman, at the AUSA 2019 Exposition scheduled from Oct. 14 to 16 in Washington, D.C.

The Wiesel Wingman concept combines a fully digitized Rheinmetall Wiesel platform with autonomous operational capabilities of the Rheinmetall Mission Master Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to create an advanced, lethal robotic combat vehicle platform.

Rheinmetall Digital Wiesel
Rheinmetall Digital Wiesel platform on which Wiesel Wingman concept, offered for the U.S. Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light (RCV-L) program, is based. Rheinmetall Photo.
Rheinmetall Mission Master-Protection UGV
The weaponized variant of Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), called Mission Master-Protection, at the Ammunition Capability Demonstration 2019 (ACD2019) conducted at the Overberg Test Range outside Arniston in South Africa. Rheinmetall Photo.

Rheinmetall’s Digital Wiesel is based on the fielded Wiesel family of vehicles on which several high-tech upgrades have been introduced. The latest version is fully digitalized and already tested by the German Army. Upgraded with autonomous capabilities, the Wiesel Wingman will combine a combat-proven chassis and next-generation robotic features with excellent mobility, transportability, and payload.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles based at Sterling Heights, MI is leading Rheinmetall’s US-based effort for the development of the platform.

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