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U.S. Army Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) Program

Delivering Dual-Use Ground Autonomy to our U.S. Military Partners

Kodiak was awarded a United States Department of Defense (DoD) contract to help automate future U.S. Army ground vehicles led by the Army Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) program. This effort is in support of vehicles designed for reconnaissance, surveillance, tactical maneuver, and other high-risk military missions. Awarded by DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) on behalf of the Army’s RCV program office, Kodiak is leveraging its commercial self-driving solution to develop, test, and deploy autonomous capabilities for driverless vehicles that further strengthen national security. Kodiak is currently developing autonomous vehicle technology for the Army to navigate complex terrain, diverse operational conditions, and GPS-challenged environments, while also providing the Army the ability to operate vehicles remotely and flexibly when necessary, furthering the reduction of risk for soldiers.


Autonomous miles in the first year of our contract

<6 months

New platform integrations

Through this defense acquisition pipeline, the DoD has access to Kodiak’s underlying infrastructure and platform that have been built with robustness and safety as a core principle, and reaps the benefits of Kodiak’s continuous software improvements being learned on U.S. roadways everyday, while de-risking its technological investments and ensuring solutions are being developed and integrated at the speed of innovation.

Kodiak is demonstrating the dual-use capabilities of its platform agnostic autonomous technology, by bringing its commercial success to new, military-focused environments and vehicles. The efficiency with which the kodiakDriver can be ported to new platforms will enable the military to be ready for emerging global threats. Traditionally R&D cycles take years, if not decades. Kodiak’s modular software and hardware architecture demonstrates how autonomy can be quickly adapted to serve multiple use cases for faster development.