Robotic Combat Vehicle research demo planned for spring

By Ashley Tressel / February 19, 2019 at 11:36 AM

The Army is holding a market research demonstration event in May for the Robotic Combat Vehicle, the service announced today.

The Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center plans to award an other transaction agreement through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium for market research on technology readiness levels of currently available platforms, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Interested NAMC members in Bryan, TX, the week of May 13 will demonstrate vehicles that meet the listed criteria: ability to travel on cross-country terrain, non-line-of-sight teleoperation capability and ability to integrate at least 1,000 pounds of subcomponents at TRL 6 or higher.

Data collected during the event will be used to form requirements for a subsequent solicitation to develop RCV prototype vehicles, the notice states.

The Army last week released an acquisition time line for the RCV program, targeting Nov. 22 for a prototype award.