Route clearance is a key mission for combat engineers. Teams use small robots for surveillance or disrupting improvised explosive devices (IED). However, larger vehicles are required for major operations.  Traditionally, the ubiquitous Bobcat loader has been useful on light missions, although the vehicle is too vulnerable for manned operations in combat zones. To sustain the Bobcat’s utility under fire, it can be equipped for remote operation with Qinetiq North America’s ...

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