Textron Methods has invested in designing, demonstrating and maturing floor robotic applied sciences that incorporate options for transportability, mission flexibility and battlefield agility. Floor robotic autos are the wingman of the battlefield. As know-how advances, so does firm capacity to guard troops. Unmanned floor robotic platforms give troopers the increase and help they should proceed the combat. Textron Methods and Howe & Howe, Inc. have developed a number of floor robotic autos in quite a lot of dimension, weight and energy profiles. Textron Methods has developed the RIPSAW® M5, RIPSAW M3 Tech Demonstrator, and the RS2 small unmanned floor automobile.

The RS2 is a excessive torque, hybrid diesel-electric drive designed to function within the harshest of circumstances whereas providing unprecedented endurance, reliability and mobility. The RS2 effortlessly navigates tough terrains starting from dense jungle to scorching desert with a easy, easy-to-use wi-fi controller. The modular design of this technique permits for integration of quite a few mission packages to together with an improvised explosive system defeat rake, counter unmanned plane programs, and “observe me” autonomous management. This platform is a superb stepping stone for patrons that want assist however can not use a RIPSAW.


Via the event of the RS2 we have been capable of be taught extra about floor robotic autos and develop the RIPSAW M5. The M5 can silently maneuver and maintain tempo with the present and future maneuver forces, pushing capabilities past the human formation. Designed with an open structure and a flat deck to accommodate quite a lot of payloads, the M5 could be tailor-made for all kinds of mission units. The M5 has undergone Soldier Operational Experiment testing and we’ve integrated classes realized into different platforms. Soldier suggestions and perception has allowed us to enhance our autos to greatest serve our buyer.

The RIPSAW M3 Expertise Demonstrator is the most recent technology platform throughout the RIPSAW household of autos. The know-how demonstrator incorporates the acquainted flat-deck configuration from the RIPSAW M5 robotic automobile and supplies unobstructed deck area to accommodate a number of payloads. Designed to deal with the following largest problem for floor robotics -wet hole crossing and elevated swim capabilities, the M3 has given firm the chance to include classes realized from the M5 robotic automobile platform right into a smaller, however mission-capable variant. Textron System’s historical past of making floor robotic autos has allowed for development and enchancment to every of our floor robotic platforms.