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SMSS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Squad Mission Support System
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: SMSS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) is a 6x6 ground vehicle leveraging robotic technologies for unmanned transport and logistical support for light, early entry and special operations forces operating at the squad level.�Its primary purpose is lightening the dismounted soldier's load and serving as a power management resource. The SMSS vehicle can navigate autonomously by itself without the intervention of a human operator assuring re-supply channels and casualty evacuations. Besides, the vehicle can also operate by remote control, tele-operation or by manual control. Lockheed Martin has been developing and testing this new robotic vehicle for the United States Army since 2008. Military utility assessment by the US Army is anticipated in Afghanistan in 2011.

The SMSS combines high mobility with terrain perception following the dismounted infantrymen without the use of location-disclosing beacons while being suitable for the asymmetrical and urban battlefields. In addition to the logistics support role, the robotic vehicle can also serve as a portable power solution complementing the NettWarrior Soldier technology package providing self-sustaining portable power and Soldier battery recharge. The portable solution is slated to enter the user testing phase in November 2010. The three primary roles of the current SMSS robotic vehicle are transport, mobile power and reconnaissance. Lockheed Martin is also working on an armed variant as well as improving its reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) capabilities.

SMSS Specifications

Crew: 0
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Performance
Ditch Crossing Ability: 0.70 meter
Max Range: 300 mile (483 kilometer)
Step Climbing Ability: 22 inch
Weight
Max Weight: 5,000 pound (2,268 kilogram)
Payload: 1,200 pound (544 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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SMSS News

There are 3 news between
25 Oct 2010 and 19 Feb 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013SMSS Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Operates Via Satellite Control
Thursday, July 28, 2011US Army Selects SMSS Autonomous Vehicle for Afghanistan Deployment
Monday, October 25, 2010SMSS Autonomous Vehicle to Demonstrate Portable Battery Charging for Dismounted Soldiers

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