The Protector has the power, endurance, and mobility to clear trails for dismounted infantry. With its Mini-Flail attachment, the Protector can clear a safe walking path at 3 mph (5 kph).
The Protector is operated using a simple hand controller that can also function as a weapon fore-grip. The wireless link allows operations up to 1,300 ft (400 m) away.
In addition to clearing trails, the Protector can carry up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg) of logistics. Powered by diesel or JP8, the robot can run for days on internal fuel. With the ability to climb 45° slopes and a maximum width of just 3 ft (0.9 m), the Protector is a good match for the mobility of dismounted infantry.