With guidance from the Navy (SF) and Army (Picatinnay Arsenal ARDEC) Howe and Howe Technologies have developed an amphibious version of the highly acclaimed UGV Ripsaw platform apply name ‘Riptide’. Possessing 90% of Ripsaw’s terrestrial capability coupled with the newly added high speed marine capability, Riptide will become a valuable tool in any arsenal and push the future of UGVoperations
Height: 66 in. Length: 168 in. Width: 102 in. Weight: 8,000 LBS. Top Speed: 65 mph Top Speed Water: 15-25 knots Suspension: 16 in. Travel Ground Clearance: 20 in. Propulsion (Land): Tracked 6.6 Duramax Allison 1000 Propulsion (Water): Dual 251 Ultra Dynamics Jet Drives and Tracks Full Hull Displacement: 14,000 lbs. Operation: Two man and Fully Unmanned Weapon System: Picatinny Light Weight RWS Hull: 6061 Aluminum Power Transmission: Howe and Howe Technologies Proprietary Clutch System Controls: Drive by Wire PLC Payload: 2000 lbs. Escape Hatches: 1 bottom, 1 top Viewing Ports: 0.5" Poly Carbonate Armor: Howe and Howe Proprietary level 4 on vehicle vitals Intended Mission: Manned and Unmanned harbor patrol and protection, high speed amphibious assault and operations.
NRV-I /SRV-I or Nuclear Response Vehicle /Subterranean Rescue Vehicle I
NRV-I /SRV-I or Nuclear Response Vehicle /Subterranean Rescue Vehicle I is the world’s first mid-size UGV designed specifically to operate in extreme subterranean environments and other hazardous situations. Extremely modular in design, NRV-I/SRV-I can be modified to carryout many different jobs where the environment may be deemed too hazardous for direct human contact. At only 32 inches wide and possessing a draw bar pulling capacity of 1,300Ibs, SRV-I is capable of not only fitting into tight places but also pulling a downed human to safety. Whether it is in a mine shaft, nuclear power plant or on the battle Field, NRV-I/SRV-I can be set up to include; a Fire Suppression System, a Robotic Arm, a PTZ Flir vision system, HD Optics, and even an RWS
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