Textron Systems has teamed up with Horstman Group to integrate HydroCore suspension technology into its M5 Robotic Vehicle- Medium (RV-M).     

The two companies announced the collaboration at a Eurosatory conference held in Paris last week

The M5 RV-M is the uncrewed version of Textron Systems’ Ripsaw model. The hybrid-electric robotic uncrewed ground vehicle has a flat deck design to support various payloads for different missions.

The robotic vehicles, with near silent manoeuvres, helps to rescue soldiers from the riskiest places in the battlefield.

HydroCore is claimed to be the first integrated hydropneumatic spring and damper product designed under  Horstman’s Scalable Mobility architecture.

As part of the collaboration, the Scalable Mobility architecture and HydroCore upgrade kits will be tested for two years. 

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Due to the Horstman Scalable Mobility architecture, when the M5 RV-M has the HydroCore strut installed during the time of vehicle manufacture, it becomes possible to add a new functionality to the strut at a later point with one or more upgrade kits, without actually modifying the HydroCore strut. 

The strut will be available in various configurations including a passive damping kit and a semi-active or fully active kit.

Textron Systems Land and Sea Systems senior vice-president David Phillips said, “The vehicle dynamics, efficiency, and maintenance benefits we expect from HydroCore will help make the M5 RV-M the most capable, high-performance unmanned ground vehicle in its class available for the warfighter.”