General Dynamics UGV Joins Wave Relay Ecosystem

Published: 05 Sep 2019

General Dynamics Multi-Utility Tactical Transport UGV

Persistent Systems has announced that General Dynamics Land Systems has chosen to integrate its Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) into Persistent’s Wave Relay Ecosystem.

The Wave Relay Ecosystem is a group of companies that have chosen to incorporate Wave Relay MANET radios into their products. The MUTT platform will work seamlessly with all other Wave Relay MANET-enabled products, enabling warfighters to connect to every system and sensor on the network.

The MUTT is an unmanned autonomous robotic follower vehicle that can be fitted with tracks or wheels and is designed to carry heavy loads for small military units. Persistent’s Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology will be integrated via MPU5 smart radio and will serve as a data link for the vehicle’s command and control, payload control, and HD video streaming.

“Persistent is proud to have been selected as the datalink and communications solution for General Dynamics Land Systems,” said Nick Naioti, Vice President of Business Development for Persistent. “The communication link for UGV’s is critical to the warfighter, and the MPU5 will provide General Dynamics Land Systems the range, throughput and expansion capabilities they need for reliable C2 and future sensor payloads.”

“We are confident in the MPU5’s ability to support our products and meet the needs of the warfighter in the field,” says Phil Cory, Director of Robotics for General Dynamics Land Systems. “Incorporating the Wave Relay MANET technology into our system provides the end users with the trusted connectivity they need no matter what the environment.”

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