US Army plans next steps for Project Origin

Bron: Shepard

US Army Soldier Touchpoint evaluations for robotic ground vehicles will take place in Q1 2022, comprising tests and demonstrations to inform future decisions on whether to acquire the capability.

US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) intends to make further progress with its Project Origin test and demonstration platform, with an eye on acquiring Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCVs) in the medium term. The army has already defined a series of Soldier Touchpoints to be carried out in Q1 2022. Feedback and technical data from these tests and demonstrations will inform future decisions on whether to procure RCVs.

Todd Willert, project manager for Project Origin at the US Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center, said the experimentation further proves the benefits of adding RCVs to the Army. Future testing with the Project Origin system will include shoot-on-the-move engagements.