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2013 MCoE Robotics Limited Demo at Fort Benning, GA

The 2013 Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) Robotics Limited Demonstration is an opportunity for industry to demonstrate new and innovative unmanned ground systems to the U.S. Army user and research and development communities. The opportunity for industry members to interact with the capability development community and demonstrate their technologies to end-users has proven to be incredibly valuable.

The MCoE Robotics Limited Demonstration is not a competition or sole source justification, but an opportunity for the MCoE Soldier Division to assess current Squad-Multipurpose Equipment Transport (S-MET) technologies, validate selected S-MET requirements and Live Fire Armed Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV). The demonstration is designed to asses 20 of 52 requirements by putting the platforms through 4 Round Robin type stations and a 4k Mobility course. The Armed UGV Live Fire Demonstration is a one-day event consisting of rehearsals and live fire execution. There will be no assessment of the live fire platforms. Representatives from the MCoE Soldier Division, Maneuver Battle Lab, and TARDEC will observe and participate in various elements of the execution. Additionally, they will evaluate these new technologies, ask questions, and provide honest feedback to industry representatives.

This event has two demonstration opportunities: S-MET Round Robin and the Armed UGV Live Fire. Each demonstration opportunity required applicants to submit preliminary technology proposals, which met specific requirements. Participation in the S-MET Round Robin and the Armed UGV Live Fire Demonstration is closed to the public.

Key Participants

  • Users (including but not limited to):
    • U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE)
    • U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
    • U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC)
    • U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE)
    • U.S. Army Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE)
    • U.S. Army Maneuver Battle Lab
  • PEOs and PMs
    • PEO Ground Combat Systems
    • Project Management Robotics Systems-Joint Project Office (RS-JPO)
    • PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support
    • Other PEOs and PMs
  • Research and Development
    • U.S. Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
    • U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
    • U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Other Organizations:
    • Headquarters Department of the Army
    • Joint Ground Robotics Integration Team (JGRIT)
    • Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise
    • Test community
    • U.S. Marine Corps (Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory)
    • Other agencies

MCoE Robotics Limited Demo Timeline

Date Title
17 July 2013 Vendor Proposal Solicitation Begins
12 August 2013 Vendor Proposal Deadline
20 August 2013 Select Vendor Notifications Communicated
7 October 2013 Set-up and S-MET Demonstration
8 October 2013 S-MET Demonstration
9 October 2013 S-MET Demonstration
10 October 2013 (Tentative) UGV Live Fire Set-up and Demonstration
10 October 2013 MCoE Robotics Limited Demonstration Senior Leader Question and Answer Session/Reception

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