Oshkosh Defense has received a $39.5-million contract to deliver additional Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary Fires (ROGUE Fires) vehicles to the US Marine Corps.
The unmanned ground vehicles house Naval Strike Missile launchers and support the service’s ground-based anti-ship missile operations.
According to the manufacturer, the system will provide the US Marine Corps with further mission-critical capabilities to better address modern threats.
“The adaptable design of ROGUE Fires leverages next-generation technologies and allows for integration of scalable weapon system payloads to meet mission requirements,” Oshkosh official Pat Williams said.
Apart from the carriers, the company will also provide associated kits.
In October 2022, the marine corps also awarded Oshkosh a $23.7-million contract to deliver an unspecified number of ROGUE Fires.
About the ROGUE Fires
Oshkosh’s ROGUE Fires is an unmanned system based on the company’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
It combines state-of-the-art technologies with the JLTV’s extreme off-road mobility and payload capacity to deliver improved performance.
The vehicle utilizes the leader-follower model, which means it operates behind a manned vehicle for minimum driving by soldiers.
In 2021, ROGUE Fires took part in a large-scale naval exercise in Hawaii to demonstrate its capabilities.
“The successful 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 explained.