AUSA: It’s not the Terminator — it looks more like a very angry golf cart. In fact, the HDT Hunter Wolf is in fact a six-wheel drive offroad robot that the US Army is now studying to haul foot troops’ gear, like a mechanical mule, as part of the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program.
HDT Hunter Wolf configured for cargo
What’s more, while the current Army requirement is purely for transport — of everything from ammunition to water to the wounded — manufacturer HDT has carefully designed in enough horsepower and electrical power to handle a host of heavy upgrades, including the machinegun (remotely controlled by a human, not an algorithm) they’re showing off here. Paul McLeary gets the full brief in this video.