BAE Systems has successfully tested manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) on the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) C4/UAS as a technology demonstration using IAI/ELTA Systems Ltd.’s Rex MK II Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System. The teaming technology enhances mission effectiveness through greater situational awareness and decision making capabilities.
The successful demonstration of MUM-T capabilities shows the versatility of the built-in growth capacity in the ACV C4/UAS. The ability to incorporate MUM-T into mission planning expands mission parameters and tactical sphere while decreasing the risk to human and technological assets in uncertain or hostile environments.
This is an exciting next chapter to show the growth potential of the ACV C4/UAS. Pairing an unmanned system like the Rex provides increased situational awareness, supports mission success, and reduces the risk to our Marines.
Garrett Lacaillade, vice president of the Amphibious Vehicles product line for BAE Systems
The Rex MK II system is an unmanned autonomous vehicle that provides direct support to maneuvering infantry units. It can perform a variety of tasks including tactical logistic support, tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), operating lethal weapons through target acquisition and evacuating wounded Marines.
ACV production and support is taking place at BAE Systems locations in Stafford, Virginia; San Jose, California; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Aiken, South Carolina; York, Pennsylvania; and, Phoenix, Arizona.