General Dynamics Land Systems–UK has delivered two Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to the British Army, further to a contract award. The MUTT is a fully electric unmanned all-terrain vehicle comes in three variants – tracked, 6×6, and 8×8 – with both units in this delivery being the 8×8 version, which carries up to 1,200 pounds and travels for up to 60 miles on a single tank of fuel.
The MUTT is designed to be a rugged, reliable small-unit force multiplier providing increased battlefield capabilities, such as lightening the load for ground troops by acting as a controller-less robotic follower. It can also act as a remote-controlled or tele-operated unit, providing stand-off from threats or increased projection of combat power. The UGV can be easily adapted to accommodate new payloads, including those providing Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and lethality capabilities, as well as proven levels of enhanced autonomy that can be found in other technologies being fielded by the Army.
As part of the agreement, General Dynamics Land Systems–UK will also provide New Operator Training, Maintainer Training, In-Service Support, Maintainer Tools and Spares, including a fully-supported Helpdesk.
Carew Wilks, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems–UK, commented: “This Robotic Platoon Vehicle contract award is recognition of General Dynamics Land Systems’ extensive efforts to meet the needs of Armed Forces worldwide with innovative solutions to the changing landscape of the modern battlefield. We look forward to supporting the British Army in maximising the outstanding capabilities that MUTT provides.”