A remote operated vehicle to follow them through the forest – here are the four finalists for the role of Squad Mission Equipment Transport.

The u.s. army's infantry soldiers have a standardpackning weighing from 27 kg to just under 55 kg.

The new vehicle category ”BATTER” (Squad Mission Equipment Transport) should also be able to be remotely controlled by soldiers.

" I am no soldier, but I have worn a backpack – and I can say that I am much faster without a backpack on my back.

to avoid having To lug the weight will make the soldier more mobile and deadly, " says Erika Hanson on the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport in a press release.

in three years, BATTER-concept to be operational.

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