Dismounted troops have been challenged with excessive loads for centuries. And now more than ever, increased squad-level capabilities and personal protective equipment press warfighter loads over 100 lbs.
Extensive military research spanning decades, varied services, and nations consistently illustrates the deteriorating effects of load on close combat performance. Load is a pervasive problem, and substantial reductions have proven very difficult to achieve.
In April 2017, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence updated Field Manual 21-18 governing dismounted movement standards and best practices. For the first time in 25 years, combat load carts were prescribed as an effective means to reduce load.
Against this backdrop, dismounted troops are being asked to do even more. Emerging concepts for movement and maneuver require dispersed small units to sustain themselves for twice as many days, and to maintain constant movement. All of this in severely degraded environments.
This is where STEED performs.
A versatile load carrier that is simple and highly-maneuverable. Zero emissions, tactically silent, no RF required. Zero turning radius submersible, even climbs stairs.
STEED enables one man to move up to 500 lbs. payload with minimal physiological effects. Food. water, ammunition, crew-served weapons, EW equipment, medium robots, far forward medical gear, CBRN countermeasures, engineering kit. Nearly anything.
Through briefing and demonstration we can help you evaluate STEED for your unique mission requirements.