JSF 82nd Reaper
released a new wip update on the Armaholic forums
, informing us about the progress they have made with the M.U.L.E. (Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment Vehicle)
Quote JSF 82nd Reaper :
The Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment Vehicle is a 2.5-ton Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that provides support to dismounted and air assault operations. The MULE can be sling-loadable under military rotor-craft and features a common chassis. As the program's centerpiece, the Common Mobility Platform (CMP) chassis provides mobility built around advanced propulsion and articulated suspension system. This system gives the MULE the ability to negotiate complex terrain, obstacles, and gaps that a dismounted squad would encounter.
The MULE's unique, highly advanced 6x6 independent articulated suspension, coupled with in-hub motors powering each wheel, provided extreme mobility in complex terrain, far exceeding that of vehicles utilizing more conventional suspension systems. It can climb at least a 1-meter step traverse side slopes greater than 40 percent, ford water to depths over 0.5 meters and overpass obstacles as high as 0.5 meters, while compensating for varying payload weights and center of gravity locations.
You can find more information and leave your feedback in the M.U.L.E. wip topic