XM1219 Armed Robotic Vehicle
|XM1219 Armed Robotic Vehicle|
XM1219 ARV-Assault-Light (ARV-A-L) MULE Vehicle
|Type||Armed Robotic Vehicle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|In service||Cancelled with rest of FCS program|
|Manufacturer||Lockheed Martin Corporation / The Boeing Company|
|Weight||2.5 short tons (2.3 t)|
|Anti tank weapons|
|Engine||6x6 in-hub electric motors
|Robotic / command control|
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.
- The MULE platform is controlled by a modified Xbox 360 controller for ease of training recruits familiar with console controllers.
- 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).
The only production variant of this vehicle was the Assault Light (ARV-A-L).
Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition
The Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition or (RSTA) was likely canceled at some point.
- Army cancels MULE unmanned ground vehicle, Gannett Government Media Corporation, retrieved 2 August 2011
- Future Weapons and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qDo6ehxKds&feature=related 5:30 into video.