Military Embedded Systems

Phase I of Robotic Command Vehicles program completed with Persistent Systems


August 18, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army photo.

NEW YORK, N.Y. Persistent Systems, LLC, company specializing in mobile ad hoc network (MANET) solutions, announced that it has completed Phase I of the U.S. Army Robotic Command Vehicles (RCV) program.

Run under the auspices of the Army Future Command's Next Generation Combat Vehicles – Cross Functional Team, the RCV program aims to show the utility of manned-unmanned teaming with a future Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) being able to control multiple RCV "wingmen." 

During Phase I, a modified M113 tracked armored personnel carrier acted as an RCV surrogate while a modified Bradley infantry vehicle called the Mission Enabling Technologies-Demonstrator, or MET-D, served in lieu of a yet-to-be-built OMFV, according to officials.

Persistent Systems is now working with the Next Generation Combat Vehicles – Cross Functional Team and other stakeholders, such as Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Ground Vehicle Systems Center and C5ISR Center, to review lessons learned and further adapt Wave Relay capabilities.


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