BAE Systems has proposed an amphibious tracked vehicle design in the company's bid for a U.S. Army competition seeking a ground all-terrain platform that would operate in harsh arctic environments.
BAE said Thursday it will produce two prototype versions of the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle using a modular system to support cargo and personnel transport for applications such as logistics, search-and-rescue, humanitarian and disaster relief missions.
Last month, the Army issued a request for prototypes proposals for the CATV program through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium in an effort to replace the service’s legacy Small Unit Support Vehicles.
Keith Klemmer, director of business development at BAE, said that Beowulf is specifically designed to traverse terrains in various conditions including coastal waters and steep mountainous areas to support Army and Army National Guard mission goals.
BAE’s Sweden-based Hagglunds business handles the production of Beowulf and the BvS10 platform on which the potential CATV offering.is based.
The company noted that U.S. suppliers will provide key components for its CATV offering.