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XM1216 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV)

Country of Origin: USA


The XM1216 small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV) was first developed for the U.S. Army as part of the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program; the FCS was subsequently abandoned. The robot itself is based on iRobot's PackBot unmanned ground vehicle.

While the FCS program has been cancelled, acquisition of the SUGV continues.

The SUGV is lighter than the PackBot and compact enough to fit in a modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE) pack. The robot is designed to operate in...

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