General Dynamics chooses wireless networking from Persistent Systems for unmanned vehicles streaming video

Sept. 24, 2019
The GDLS MUTT is an unmanned, controllerless small-unit robotic follower to help deployed infantry carry equipment and supplies.

NEW YORK – Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) experts at General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) in Sterling Heights, Mich., needed ad-hoc wireless networking for a variety of military UGVs. They found their solution from Persistent Systems LLC in New York City.

Persistent Systems has announced that GDLS has joined the Persistent Systems-led Wave Relay Ecosystem.

GDLS will incorporate Persistent's Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology into the company's Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) UGV via the MPU5 smart radio. The Wave Relay MANET will be the data link for command and control, payload control, and HD streaming video.

The GDLS MUTT is an unmanned, controllerless small-unit robotic follower.

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The Wave Relay Ecosystem is an alliance of industry-leading companies using Wave Relay MANET radios in their products. GDLS's MUTT platform will work seamlessly with all other Wave Relay MANET-enabled products, connecting all warfighters to every system and sensor on the network.

"We are confident in the MPU5's ability to support our products and meet the needs of the warfighter in the field," says Phil Cory, director of robotics at GDLS. "Incorporating the Wave Relay MANET technology into our system provides the end-users with the trusted connectivity they need no matter what the environment."

The Persistent Systems MPU5 radio "will provide General Dynamics Land Systems the range, throughput and expansion capabilities they need for reliable C2 and future sensor payloads," says Nick Naioti, vice president of business development for Persistent Systems.

For more information contact Persistent Systems online at, or General Dynamics Land Systems at

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