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SMSS Unmanned Vehicle

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Jan 13, 2012
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3ds Max 2011  |  mental ray
Lightwave 6.5  |  Other
Maya 7  |  mental ray
3D Studio
3D Model Specifications
36,539 Polygons
37,267 Vertices
Polygonal Quads/Tris Geometry
UV Mapped
overlapping Unwrapped UVs
Product ID: 640997
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Autonomous Squad Mission Support System unmanned ground vehicle (SMSS UGV) 3D model. Part of a huge related collection available from ES3DStudios. Many more linked sets available in a range of formats. Click 'ES3DStudios' for full range.

All renders shown here created with the 3ds Max MentalRay renderer. Modeled predominately in quads.

This version of the vehicle includes the cargo load of packs, cans and javelin launchers show, but can also be used free of cargo (see illustrations.)

Get in touch for a full range of customisations to your exact spec. Full range of OpFor characters also available, as well as region specific architecture. Model was originally created for use in a high-end simulation product.

Texture Res: Two diffuse maps at 2048 x2048. One for vehicle, one for cargo load. PSD available to easily create alternate colours/cammo.

Native format is 3ds Max 2011. No 3rd party plugins required.

Please note, texture map is included only in the Max, LWO and MB zips (download one of these files whatever format you require).


The SMSS (Squad Mission Support System) is an autonomous unmanned ground vehicle designed and manufactured by the American Defence Company LM. The SMSS was initially developed as a LM initiative to lighten the load for light infantry Soldiers and Marines. SMSS was first developed in 2005 to support a TARDEC contract. The first versions possessed primitive waypoint following, had no navigation sensors and required a human operator onboard for safety purposes. Over time, successive SMSS variants eliminated the need for a human onboard and now feature enhanced capabilities for autonomous navigation, behaviors and obstacle avoidance without direct remote control. SMSS is also being evaluated for firefighting, first responder, power generation and logistic duties that can take advantage of its ever growing autonomous capabilities. The robotic capabilities and autonomy utilized on SMSS are also applicable to a much broader range of robotic applications, missions and vehicles. In June 2010, LM proved in a series of demonstration tests that its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) vehicle can perform detailed logistics tasks without human control. The testing was conducted at the LM facility in Littleton, CO, for several military attendees. In October 2010, LM’s Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) autonomous vehicle will demonstrate its rugged maneuverability while meeting Soldiers’ needs to recharge batteries in Portable Power Excursion (PPE) tests next month at Fort Riley, KS. In July 2011, the SMSS is selected by U.S. Army to be deployed to Afghanistan for a first-of-its-kind military assessment. SMSS will deploy as the winner of the Project Workhorse Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) competition sponsored by the Army.

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