GDLS Unveils Its New TRX Short-range Air Defense Technology Demonstrator
GDLS Unveils Its New TRX Short-range Air Defense Technology Demonstrator

GDLS Unveils Its New TRX Short-range Air Defense Technology Demonstrator

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) unveils its new TRX SHORAD, a new robotic short-range air defense system based on the modular Tracked Robot 10-ton (TRX) technology demonstrator. Displayed at Global Force with short-range air defense (SHORAD) payload for the first time, this TRX variant is the latest innovation within Land Systems’ counter-Uncrewed Aerial Systems (c-UAS) family of vehicles. The new TRX variant will be presented for the first time during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium & Exposition, scheduled for March 28 to 30, 2023, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., United States.

The modular Tracked Robot 10-ton (TRX) technology demonstrator supports Army objectives for a Robotic Combat Vehicle. The TRX SHORAD brings a new dimension of combat power in SHORAD battalions and provides autonomy within a tiered, layered air defense. TRX’s flatbed design integrates any payload and has a class-leading payload-to-chassis ratio of 1:1. TRX is able to maneuver at speed with all formations and is transportable on CH-47 and C-130 aircraft. TRX also generates exportable power to support mission command operations and is hybrid-electric in support of the Army’s climate and electrification strategy.

Part of the Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium (RCV-M) class, TRX features innovative thinking, ranging from its AI-enhanced design to advanced, lightweight materials and a hybrid-electric propulsion system. TRX sets a new best-in-class payload capacity to accommodate any mission equipment package. TRX’s power and size make it an ideal platform for multirole MUM-T on today’s battlefield. TRX is positioned to provide superior performance as an enabling technology in a myriad of critical battlefield roles, including direct and indirect fire, autonomous resupply, complex obstacle breaching, counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS), electronic warfare (EW), reconnaissance and other battlefield missions.