Fort Drum Tests New Robotic Technology


The prototype transports are the future of Army infantry battalions – a robotic pack-mule that can carry up to 1,000 pounds of grip, lightening the load for small infantry squads.

“These guys go through pretty rough terrain, all weather conditions,” said 1st Lt. Diego Alonso, 1st Brigade Combat Team.

There are four different models being tested. The 10th Mountain Division is the first to try them out in a combat situation.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team is in the middle of Mountain Peak, the installation’s largest training exercise of the year.

With a fully simulated war zone, what better time to see how these new machines hold up? They carry ruck sacks, extra fuel tanks and even help save wounded soldiers.

“It’s a huge upgrade for the…

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