Route Clearance Interrogation System (RCIS) Type I detects, interrogates and neutralizes the full spectrum of Explosive Hazards (EH) while on the move and takes the Soldier out of the EH Kill Zone during Route Clearance Operations.
The RCIS Type I will allow for the semi-autonomous control of a Mobile Base Unit equipped High-Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE) and its capabilities from an Operator Control Unit (OCU) inside a Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV). This capability will enable Soldiers to interrogate, classify and excavate deep-buried explosive hazards, improvised explosive devices and caches in a wide range of road surfaces and soil conditions. This capability is designed to remove Soldiers, other route clearance vehicles and equipment from the blast effects of EH.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
RCIS Type I removes Soldiers from the blast effects of EH.