Northrop subsidiary unveils new unmanned ground vehicle


Sept. 26 (UPI) — Nomad, a new unmanned ground vehicle, has been introduced by Remotec Inc. as part of its AndrosTM line of UGVs.

The vehicle, with Department of Defense-compliant Interoperability Profile software messaging and hardware interfaces, can be integrated with sensors and payloads for multiple functions and missions.

“Building on our 30-year heritage, Nomad represents another exciting chapter of Andros innovation, performance and value in render-safe operations,” Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of Missile Defense and Protective Systems division at Northrop Grumman, said in a press release. “Future upgrades can be spiraled via IOP compliance and its next-generation track pods allow Nomad to go where others cannot.”

“We continue to improve affordability. Over the past few months, working with supply chain, advanced materials and manufacturing availability, we have cut even more costs to make the Nomad available to a greater range of users.”

Northrop Grumman is the parent organization of Remotec.

Northrop said Nomad was designed using a concurrent engineering process. The vehicle weighs 164 pounds and is 35.5 inches long. Nomad is 23 inches wide and its height is 26 inches when horizontal or 42 inches high when the mast is fully vertical.

Nomad’s manipulator arm has a lift capacity of 15 pounds. It has four independent track pods and can climb inclines of as much as 60 degrees.


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