AMRC design and build new generation of blast-proof vehicle

The Design and Prototyping Group (DPG) at the AMRC has designed and built a prototype unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed to withstand the blast impact from a buried explosive charge.

The DPG was awarded funding as a result of its proposal in response to the Centre for Defence Enterprise’s (CDE) competition to design a highly robust ground platform.

The CDE is part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, which ensures that innovative science and technology can benefit UK security.

The aim of the competition was to identify design features which enhance survivability, by exploiting mechanisms and technology that limit the effects of high-intensity stress waves that propagate through structures, enabling the vehicle to maintain capability.