Land Platforms

US Army selects QinetiQ for RCV-L and Textron for RCV-M

14 January 2020

The US Army has finished evaluating Robotic Combat Vehicle light and medium (RCV-L and RCV-M) proposals, and has selected QinetiQ North America (QNA) and Textron Systems to move forward.

The service announced on 9 January that it will award QNA with a contract to build four RCV-Ls and provide Textron with a separate contract to build four RCV-Ms.

"These RCVs will be used as part of the Army's Robotic Campaign of Learning that seeks to determine the feasibility of integrating unmanned vehicles into ground combat operations," the army wrote.

The service noted that both variants will be used during a company-level experiment at the end of 2021.

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