ORLANDO, Fla. — Lockheed Martin has developed a fire- fighting variant of its robotic six-wheeled infantry squad equipment-carrying vehicle, the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS), or Ox. Called the Fire Ox, the bright red autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was unveiled at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) annual robotics conference and trade show May 12-15. Instead of carrying the batteries, ammunition, water and other supplies of a 9-13-man ...


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