Universal C2 Technology Provided for UK MOD Human Machine Teaming Program

Tomahawk Robotics' Grip S20 controller, KxM edge processor, and MxC-Mini datalinks will enable team collaboration of autonomous systems By Mike Ball / 27 Feb 2023
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Tomahawk Robotics, in conjunction with Rowden Technologies, has entered into an agreement to provide its universal command and control (C2) technology and products for the United Kingdom’s Army Future Capabilities Group Human Machine Teaming (HMT) tactical uncrewed systems fleet program.

The Human Machine Teaming (HMT) project, commissioned by Future Capabilities Group (FCG), Army Headquarters, aims to enhance capabilities, generate greater capacity, cut reaction time, and reduce risk to personnel. The objective of the HMT project is to deliver a Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)-enhanced light Brigade Combat Team (BCT) by 2025. Tomahawk Robotics and Rowden will enable the RAS-enhanced light BCT to share, exploit actionable data, and ensure the Army has both the technical and tactical advantage over its adversaries.

Tomahawk Robotics’ Grip S20 controller, KxM edge processor, and MxC-Mini datalinks, combined with Tomahawk Robotics’ Kinesis software, are built to work within the HMT’s uncrewed systems and tactical network and to unify disparate autonomous systems for team collaboration enhanced by powerful AI. Tomahawk Robotics with Rowden will initially provide 30 complete Kinesis Ecosystem kits consisting of AI-enabled common control software and tactical hardware for use with the UK’s HMT program. Additionally, Tomahawk Robotics will provide the Kinesis Software Development Kit (SDK) which will allow Rowden engineers to integrate new robotic platforms and custom capabilities specific to the UK MOD with the Kinesis Ecosystem.

Jack Humphrey, International Business Development Manager at Tomahawk Robotics, commented: “Our Kinesis common control system is designed to reduce the Soldier’s cognitive burden and enable the operator to focus on the mission at hand by providing clear mission data from connected UxVs. We constantly strive to deliver the best capability and can integrate third-party AI to support enhanced decision-making and situational awareness. HMT provides a great opportunity to develop further collaborative relationships.”

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