Dugway Proving Ground isn’t going to be an international tourist destination anytime soon. Not unless you like an intensely hot environment with lots and lots of nothing punctuated here and there with deadly chemical weapons and biological agents.
It is, however, the perfect place for testing all kinds of cool new military gear.
Members of 1st Group recently conducted two weeks of hands-on interactive experimentation with Project Origin Unmanned Systems at Dugway Proving Grounds. Engineers from Army US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicles Systems Center collected information on how the SF soldiers utilized the systems and what technologies and behaviors were desired from the new equipment.
Project Origin vehicles were born out of Ground Vehicle Systems Center’s rapid prototyping to get working prototypes of unmanned systems into field trials as rapidly as possible. The goal is to have them put through their paces and evaluated by some of the best-trained soldiers in the world.