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Novel Terrain Combat Systems for Defense Applications

Boeing has developed innovative ground combat systems as part of their Brigade Combat Team Modernization Increment One. These systems will be subjected to inspection and validation by the Army in 2011 and will be supplied for use in Afghanistan by 2012.

Boeing has initialized the supply of the new hardware in November and will be continuing its delivery through the second quarter of 2011. This novel devise has been developed as part of its first production low-rate contract that has been offered in February for its initial brigade set of BCTM Increment 1 operations.

The Boeing guided team has provided the Army with Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and Humvees having grid installation kits, unattended terrain sensors and unmanned ground vehicles. The BCTM Increment 1 operations will enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance potentialities of brigade combat teams. These novel abilities will facilitate them to survive and defeat the enemy forces in the warfield.

The network integration kit provided in the hardware features an in-built computer system for improved transmissions, radio systems and battle command software and furnishes primary network interface for transferring sensor and transmission information. The miniature unmanned ground system has a robotic system for operating reconnaissance missions in hazardous or hard environments such as caves, buildings, and tunnels.

The Class I unmanned air vehicle is a tiny solder-based unmanned aerial vehicle for collecting reconnaissance and surveillance data, furnishing target acquisition information. The unattended terrain sensor is a multi-functional surveillance sensor for target identification, positioning and classification and has imaging technology for detection process.

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