According to Military.com, Textron Systems, via its subsidiary Howe & Howe, is set to deliver two versions of a new robotic tank to the US Army.
Textron will deliver up to four 10-ton Ripsaw M5 Robotic Combat Vehicle prototypes by the end of this year; each of the tanks will be outfitted with a diesel-hybrid powertrain. An all-electric version of the M5 will be delivered in the first half of 2021 for pilot testing.
"The RIPSAW® M5 is mission-ready," Textron tweeted earlier this month.
The RIPSAW® M5 is mission ready. Visit our virtual booth at #AUSAnow to learn more about M5 and our wide range of products. Register today!https://t.co/4erbcL32Fw#AUSA2020 #TeamRipsaw #WeBuildCoolStuff pic.twitter.com/nKpDHCfjNE— Textron Systems (@TXTSystems) October 3, 2020