Army to send robot Jeeps in supply chain

Monday - 8/8/2011, 5:02pm EDT

Many casualties in Afghanistan have come from supply chains that take equipment and supplies where the military needs them, Defense News reports.

Now the Army is sending four Squad Mission Support System robot Jeeps to the country, where they will haul supplies for troops.

The Jeeps are 11 feet long, and they can carry 1,000 pounds of supplies for up to 125 miles. Defense News reports the Jeeps are part of a test program to determine how useful robot cargo trucks can be.

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