Rheinmetall Unveils Mission Master CXT Platform And Fire Support Module At AUSA 2022
Rheinmetall is proud to introduce the Rheinmetall Mission Grasp CXT, the newest member of its profitable Mission Grasp household of Autonomous Unmanned Floor Automobiles (A-UGV), at this yr’s AUSA exhibition. On show from October 10 to 12 in Washington D.C., the brand new Mission Grasp CXT showcases an revolutionary Fireplace Assist module: a Rheinmetall Fieldranger Multi weapon station geared up with the dual M134D Minigun from Dillon Aero. Named for its compact quantity and mobility in excessive terrain, the Rheinmetall Mission Grasp CXT that includes a hybrid drivetrain is able to silently transporting heavy payloads in difficult environments. With the identical unimaginable endurance because the Mission Grasp XT, the Mission Grasp CXT can hold transferring even with one-inch holes within the tires, bettering survivability within the subject.
Strong and extremely dependable within the subject, the Mission Grasp CXT combines the ability of a diesel engine with a silent electrical motor, offering a complete vary of 450 km with out refueling (together with 50 km on batteries). Because of its compact footprint, the A-UGV might be transported by inside load inside a spread of plane, together with the CH-47, CH-53, and C-130, in addition to inside business plane. It can be towed utilizing a NATO A-frame and be transported by sea or rail. Just like the bigger Mission Grasp XT, the brand new Mission Grasp CXT has superior amphibious capabilities and is among the solely autonomous platforms in the marketplace that may actually navigate waters whereas transporting its full 1000 kg payload capability. A singular steady tire inflation system (CTIS) adjusts tire strain on demand, permitting this A-UGV to function in difficult environments together with snow, sand, water, and mountainous terrain.
Rheinmetall can also be delighted to current in Washington D.C. a brand-new Fireplace Assist module on the Mission Grasp CXT. Developed in partnership with Dillon Aero, this weaponized module is supplied with the dual M134D Minigun and might present fast suppression of any mild targets. In accordance with the human-in-the-loop precept, the choice to open hearth rests with a human. The module serves two main capabilities. First, it might function a kinetic counterdrone measure. The weaponized system receives goal info despatched by a radar (on the identical automobile or a distinct one) and the M134D firing functionality neutralizes micro and mini drones (lower than 12 kg) at a brief
distance. As shut hearth help for floor forces, the M134D is able to lengthy intervals of steady
hearth with out the danger of damaging the weapon. This reliability makes this A-UGV a wonderful selection
for hearth suppression and really low-level air defence.
Designed to serve a number of mission profiles, the Mission Grasp CXT is made to combine extremely specialised and sophisticated modules. Its broad scope of purposes contains logistic transport, surveillance and reconnaissance, hearth help, medical evacuation, and even CBRN detection. Like all of the Mission Grasp platforms, the Mission Grasp CXT autonomous capabilities are pushed by the Rheinmetall PATH Autonomy equipment (A-kit). This platform-agnostic A-kit supplies operators with a variety of superior managed modes, akin to a wise Rheinmetall pill enabling secure firing. The PATH A-kit can also be suitable with the Android Workforce Consciousness Equipment (ATAK) command and management system. It gives many extra teleoperation and autonomous choices, together with a smartwatch and single-hand controller, to satisfy the operational aims of a number of situations. The PATH A-kit is a singular know-how that enables, along with the usage of the sensible pill, collaborative work between completely different Mission Grasp A-UGVs.
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