Oshkosh Defense has successfully demonstrated the Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary (ROGUE) Fires Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) at the Sink at Sea Live Fire Training Exercises (SINKEX) in Hawaii, part of the U.S. Navy’s Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021.
The exercise saw a ROGUE Fires, equipped with a Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) launcher, successfully fire a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and score a direct hit on a target at sea.
Based on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), ROGUE Fires UGV leverages the JLTV’s extreme off-road mobility and payload capacity and Oshkosh’s advanced autonomous vehicle technologies to support Ground-Based Anti-Ship Missile (GBASM) operations.
The vehicle can be operated in teleoperator or leader-follower modes to protect warfighters from threats by removing them from the vehicle entirely.
“ROGUE Fires was purpose-built and leverages next-generation capabilities from several proven Oshkosh Defense vehicle platforms and technologies,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and Marine Corps Programs.
“Much like the JLTV itself, ROGUE Fires is tailorable to the mission at hand. The flexible design allows for the integration of scalable weapon system payloads to offer the combatant commanders flexibility based on the mission’s requirements.”
Since receiving the JLTV production contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has worked closely with leading weapon system manufacturers to integrate and test various weapon system payloads and levels of firepower for the JLTV platform.
“The successful LSE demonstration validates the maturity of ROGUE Fires as a weapons platform and highlights its ability to add significant firepower and capability into the light tactical wheeled vehicle fleet,” Williams concluded.