Cancellation of the Army's Autonomous Navigation System
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Army intended the Autonomous Navigation System ANS to enable ground robotic vehicles to partially drive and navigate themselves and to do so in remote areas with difficult terrain, by integrating sensors, processors, and software. Initially, the Army was developing the system as part of manned and unmanned ground vehicles UGV that were part of the Armys Future Combat System FCS program. But after the cancellation of various FCS vehicles beginning in 2009, the Army planned to couple ANS with the yet-to-be developed Multi-Mission Unmanned Ground Vehicle MM-UGV, which among many uses was intended to counter roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices IED in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Dynamics Robotic Systems GDRS was the contractor for ANS.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Navigation and Guidance