XM1219 Armed Robotic Vehicle

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XM1219 Armed Robotic Vehicle
ARV-A-L.jpg
XM1219 ARV-Assault-Light (ARV-A-L) MULE Vehicle
Type Armed Robotic Vehicle
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service Cancelled with rest of FCS program
Production history
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corporation / The Boeing Company
Specifications
Weight 2.5 short tons (2.3 t)

Main
armament
Line-of-sight gun
Secondary
armament
Anti tank weapons
Engine 6x6 in-hub electric motors
Diesel-electric
Guidance
system
Robotic / command control
The Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) variant of the MULE - Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army

The XM1219 Armed Robotic Vehicle was an unmanned ground combat vehicle based on the MULE Platform. The ARV-A-L MULE Vehicle (XM1219) would feature integrated anti-tank and anti-personnel and reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) systems remotely operated by network linked soldiers. The Armed robotic vehicle was canceled in July 2011 over mobility concerns.[1]

Design[edit]

  • The MULE platform is controlled by a modified Xbox 360 controller for ease of training recruits familiar with console controllers.

Mobility[edit]

  • Transportable inside a C-130 Hercules and CH-47 Chinook.
  • Transportable, slung under a UH-60 Black Hawk.
  • Climb more than a 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) step.
  • Cross a 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) gap.
  • Traverse side slopes of 40 percent.
  • Ford water obstacles over 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in).
  • Cross obstacles as high as 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in).

Variants[edit]

Assault[edit]

The only production variant of this vehicle was the Assault Light (ARV-A-L).

Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition[edit]

The Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition or (RSTA) was likely canceled at some point.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Army cancels MULE unmanned ground vehicle, Gannett Government Media Corporation, retrieved 2 August 2011 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army.