Air Platforms

US Army to evaluate new manned, unmanned tethering technologies

13 March 2020

US Army officials are preparing to evaluate a slew of industry proposals geared toward advanced tethering technologies of air- and ground-based unmanned systems, according to a special notice issued by Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) on 26 February.

Army officials from the command's Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) announced plans to hold a "market research demonstration event," in conjunction with the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) to support GVSC related research and development prototype projects, specifically focused on tethering technologies between unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), the special notice stated.

The event is part of a standing other transactional agreement (OTA) inked between CVSC officials and members of the NAMC in September 2017.

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