Land Platforms

Persistent Systems LLC to supply MANET radios to GDLS robotics

02 October 2019

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has chosen Persistent Systems LLC’s mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) technology as its commercial radio supplier for its Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) UGVs.

The MPU5 radios will provide high-speed data and video communications as well as command and control for the MUTT, which is a finalist for the US Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) platform.

Nick Naioti, vice-president of business development for Persistent Systems, told Jane’s , “The radios create a very long-range, high-capacity network that is completely secure that will allow expansion for sensors to be put onto the platform.”

Naioti added, “There will be some sensors that will be put onto the bare bones SMET platform, but then long-term there will be modular mission payloads such as EO/IR gimbals, radar, and CBRNE.

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