DAG 2016 - Land Systems Services

ARCHIVED - Future Family of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

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Information: New Proposal

For DAG 2016

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


This project will replace multiple ad hoc fleets of unmanned ground vehicles currently in use by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community that each use proprietary controls, software, and parts, and that will all be reaching obsolescence in approximately 2025. The project will deliver a family of unmanned ground vehicles with a common interface and controls, common training, and interchangeable parts. This project will also potentially include unmanned ground vehicles in use outside of the EOD community (such as CBRN reconnaissance, tactical search) and investigate the utility of UGV in other roles for the Army, including dismounted load carriage.


This project will deliver a fleet of networked unmanned ground vehicles with commonality across all platforms for ease of use and functionality. These vehicles will provide an increased capability in a variety of environments and situations such as of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, CBRN, search, load carriage and casualty extraction.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2022 Options Analysis
  • 2024 Definition Approval
  • 2026 to 2036 Implementation Approval
  • 2026 to 2036 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2026 to 2036 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements Coordination
Phone: 819-939-5868

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