One of the key goals of DARPA's Ground
X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of
ground-based armored fighting vehicles through crew augmentation. Crew
augmentation involves improved physical and electronically assisted situational
awareness for crew and passengers. It also involves semi-autonomous driver
assistance and automation of key crew functions similar to capabilities found
in modern commercial airplane cockpits to reduce onboard crew and training
This concept video illustrates five of many
Ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants have traditionally
relied on armor and maneuverability for protection. The amount of armor needed
for today’s threat environments, however, is becoming increasingly burdensome
and ineffective against ever-improving weaponry. GXV-T seeks to develop
revolutionary technologies to enable a layered approach to protection that
would use less armor more strategically and improve vehicles’ ability to avoid
detection, engagement and hits by adversaries. Such capabilities would enable
smaller, faster vehicles in the future to more efficiently and cost-effectively
tackle varied and unpredictable combat situations.
DARPA is particularly interested in engaging
nontraditional contributors to pursue fundamental research and development of
groundbreaking future capabilities. The DARPA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
with full technical details on GXV-T technology development is available at http://go.usa.gov/dwxe. For more information,
please email DARPA-BAAemail@example.com.
More information about GXV-T is available at http://go.usa.gov/dGuB.
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