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NREC 6x6 Spinner
Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle
Artist's impression of the
NREC Spinner
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Artist's impression of the
NREC Spinner
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First Prototype of the
NREC Spinner
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Artist's impression of Spinner demonstrating it's rollover capability
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Background
The Spinner is the first of a new concept in AFV design for the United States Army's Future Combat System. It is an unmanned combat vehicle capable of performing a variety of missions, either armed or unarmed.

While for many years the concept of Unmanned Arial Vehicles have been with us, the use of land systems has been limited to small robotic vehicles for bomb disposal tasks.

The National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC) of Carnegie Mellon University works with sub-contractors, Boeing, PEI Electronics-Integrated Defense Technologies, Timoney Technology, and UQM Technologies.

Timoney is responsible for the vehicles unique invertible suspension and wheel drive units which gives the Spinner the ability to operate upside down after rollover.

It is should be noted that Timoney is the only non-U.S. partner in the venture demonstrating, once again, it's leadership in the field of high mobility suspension systems and vehicles.
Vehicle Specification
Crew 0 Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle
Armament . .
Unladen Weight .Kg .
Combat Weight 7,570Kg Approximate
Length mm .
Width mm .
Height 1,500mm Approximately
Max. Speed kph Open road
Max. Speed in Water kph .
Range Km Open road
Max. Vertical Step mm .
Max. Trench mm .
Ballistic Protection AP All Round
Ballistic Protection AP Frontal Arc
Ballistic Protection kg TNT Anywhere under the Vehicle
Engine PEI-IDT/UQM bhp/Kw
Transmission PEI-IDT/UQM .
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