The Protector robot can carry 1,250 pounds of supplies over very rough terrain. Shown in the back of the trailer are lightweight folding ramps, which allow the robot to self load/unload onto a truck with a 60" bed height or inside a UH-60 helicopter. Eight Protector robots can fit into a CH-47. Three of the robots can fit into a V-22 Osprey.
Infantry, burdened with their basic fighting load, cannot carry enough supplies for more than a day. This lack of load-carrying capacity means that either mission endurance is very restricted, or frequent aerial resupply is required, which is costly.
- HDT’s Protector robot can add days to mission endurance. The robot can carry a squad’s heavy logistics: water, food, fuel, and ammunition. With over 2 kW of electrical power, it can recharge batteries and act as a generator at night. Using only internal fuel, the robot can travel over 60 miles. An HDT Protector robot can provide over three days of logistics for an infantry squad.
- The Protector robot can carry 750 pounds of cargo on the robot and pull another 500 pounds of gear in a trailer. If the Protector robot is carrying its mini-flail attachment, then its on-vehicle cargo load is 500 pounds, with another 500 pounds in a trailer.
- A single HDT Protector robot can carry a 60 mm mortar, baseplate, bipod, and 100 rounds
- With a trailer, the HDT Protector robot can carry an 81 mm mortar, baseplate, bipod, and 100 rounds
- Two HDT Protector robots with trailers can carry a 120 mm mortar, baseplate, bipod, and 100 rounds
- For direct fire, an M-2 or Mk19 can be pintle mounted on the Protector robot’s rear deck, along with a gun shield and dozens of boxes of ammunition
- The Protector robot is equipped with stretcher mounting points on each side, allowing the robot to carry two wounded personnel. In more open terrain, the stretchers can be used as panniers to carry less dense cargo.
You can see videos of the HDT Protector robot in action on our video page.