Army to improve speciality rucksack

Army to improve speciality rucksack
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — The Army is looking at ways to improve a special rucksack designed to carry a robotic vehicle on a Soldier’s back.

The XM1216 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle weighs less than 30 pounds and is finding many uses across the Army. Soldiers carry the SUGV into urban terrain, tunnels, sewers, and caves where the mission may be manpower-intensive or high-risk. The SUGV helps save lives by becoming mobile eyes and ears, or even detecting chemical or toxic agents.

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