General Dynamics UK has today announced that it has been selected to participate in the British Army Warfighting Experiment 2019 (AWE’19) following the acceptance of its proposal for Manned Unmanned-Teaming (MUM-T), which was submitted to the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) earlier this year.
General Dynamics will deliver and demonstrate its Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) 6×6 Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and an optionally-tethered Unmanned Air System (UAS), deployed from the company’s AJAX reconnaissance vehicle during the AWE’19 experiment in March 2020. The remote assets will be controlled, and have imagery displayed directly to the current AJAX Commander’s crew station, with a dismounted option.
David Hind, Strategy Director (Land) at General Dynamics UK, said:
“Through AWE’19 we will demonstrate that AJAX is the first of a generation of digital Armoured Fighting Vehicles that have the flexibility and the openness in their architecture to rapidly integrate third-party technology and, in doing so, readily contribute to the British Army’s plans for ‘prototype warfare’.”
During the experiment, which will be run by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory for Army HQ, the British Army will assess the Commander’s cognitive burden over a range of representative vignettes. Several innovative technologies will be used during the demonstration.