Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems have declared that they have included iRobot as a new member to their Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) team to participate in the GCV contest organized by the US Army. This competition focuses on launching the latest version of Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and BAE Systems is the major contractor for the GCV team.
Mark Signorelli, VP and GM of Ground Combat Vehicle at BAE Systems, has stated that the inclusion of iRobot to their team will significantly fortify and advance the unmanned combat vehicles of the GCV contest, enabling them to jointly offer their superior technology, experience and service to the GCV competition.
It was reported that iRobot will integrate the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) and improve the ability to identify perambulators and other objects of interest for offering self-driving ability for the GCV. IRobot will also serve as an integrator of the US Army’s Brigade Combat Team modernization program to integrate Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) robotic platform for controlling it from within the GCV.
Robert Moses, President of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots Division, expressed his pleasure on being a part of the BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman GCV team, and he expressed iRobot’s determination in developing the latest combat vehicle.