Pratt Miller Defense Announces Robotic Combat Vehicle Partnership with QinetiQ North America at 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

  • Oct 14, 2019
  • Pratt Miller

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Robotics experts join forces for the US Army Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) competition

New Hudson, MI – October 14, 2019

Pratt Miller Defense has been an active supplier and system integrator in the Defense industry since 2007, designing and building advanced military vehicles and systems for the Department of Defense and many of the world’s largest defense prime contractors. The company specializes in high mobility vehicle solutions that are so off-road capable they can traverse in areas far from enemy sightlines. Combining this background with their electricification and robotic mobility controls expertise, Pratt Miller is designing and building a variety of robotic platforms that range in size and lethality.

One such platform is well known as the Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV). Building on several years of iterative robotics experimentation, the EMAV platform was designed from the ground up as a true drive-by-wire robotic platform against a set of stringent safety and performance requirements.

To help ensure the unique requirements of the RCV Program are met, Pratt Miller has joined forces with QinetiQ North America (QNA). As a leading provider of unmanned systems for the defense market, QNA has over 20 years of experience developing, fielding, and sustaining robotic solutions worldwide. With a focus on modular, interoperable platforms and systems, QNA has led the market by fielding a number of firsts, including IOP compatible robotic platforms and universal operator control units.

Pratt Miller Defense and QinetiQ North America teamed to provide non-developmental solutions for the RCV-L and RCV-M requests for whitepapers, as issued by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) earlier this year.

This exclusive RCV partnership brings together some of the very best talent in the industry. “Our combined cultures of innovation and expertise in supporting the warfighter will provide the US Army with mature world class solutions for the RCV programs.” said Matt Carroll, Pratt Miller CEO. The team’s RCV-L offering will be based on the EMAV platform, which has performed exceptionally well throughout a variety of complex warfighter experimentations while providing unsurpassed operational availability.

“We are very excited about teaming with Pratt Miller for RCV. They bring a heritage of superb expertise and innovation in military vehicles and, more importantly, a passion for delivering the warfighter nothing but the best that matches ours here at QNA” said QinetiQ North America President Jeff Yorsz.

The RCV-L configuration of the EMAV will be displayed in the QNA booth at AUSA 2019 in Washington DC, October 14-16.



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