Lockheed Martin at IDEX 2013 Showcased the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS)

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IDEX 2013
Tri-Service defence exhibition

17 - 21 February 2013
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 
Lockheed Martin at IDEX 2013
 
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 09:35 AM
 
Lockheed Martin at IDEX 2013 Showcased the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS)
Lockheed Martin showcased its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) at IDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi and Morri Leland gave us the latest update on the project. Funded by Lockheed Martin as an independent research and development project, the Squad Mission Support System will provide manned and unmanned transport and logistical support to light and early entry forces. It is the largest autonomous ground vehicle ever deployed with U.S. forces.
     
Morri Leland, Director - International Business Development gave us the latest update on SMSS during IDEX 2013.
     

SMSS is designed to provide the warfighter with a reliable squad-size vehicle that will improve combat readiness while assuring re-supply channels and casualty evacuations. It fills an urgent need to unburden a soldier’s load, which commonly exceeds 100 lbs (45+ kg).

End user have the possibility to send the SMSS in full autonomous mode from point A to point B and let the system pick the best route (and avoid obstacles on the way) or they have the option to use a remote to control it manually.

     
Lockheed Martin showcased its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) at IDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi and Morri Leland gave us the latest update on the project. Funded by Lockheed Martin as an independent research and development project, the Squad Mission Support System will provide manned and unmanned transport and logistical support to light and early entry forces. It is the largest autonomous ground vehicle ever deployed with U.S. forces.
An actual SMSS autonomous ground vehicle was showcased during IDEX 2013.
     
Lockheed Martin conducted several demonstrations of the SMSS for the U.S. Army during 2012, outfitting the vehicle with different mission equipment packages to conduct logistics, counter-IED, mobility, dismounted-soldier support, and reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. Four SMSS vehicles were successfully tested by soldiers in Afghanistan in 2012 as transport and logistics vehicles to lighten the load for soldiers in combat operations.

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated satellite control capability for the SMSS.
 

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