The Office of Naval Research contracted Science Applications International with $19 million for the Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle At the Edge.
The advanced high-risk technology development “At the Edge“ is part of the Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) program.
The future ARV will be able to fight for information on a complex and contested battlefield using an automatic rapid-fire medium-caliber cannon, remotely operated medium-caliber machine gun, and open-architecture advanced vetronics to include sensors, communications, and battlefield networking.
The project seeks to build two ARV variants — a base model and an At The Edge model — to evaluate technologies, performance, and battlefield concepts. The company will perform work in Reston, Virginia and expects work to be finished by March 31, 2021.