The US Marine Corps has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $39.5 million contract for the delivery of additional land-based unmanned Naval Strike Missile launchers and associated kits.
This marks the second delivery of ROGUE-Fires vehicles, with the first order taking place in 2022. The contract covers the delivery of Remotely Operated Ground Units for Expeditionary Fires (ROGUE-Fires) vehicles, which constitute the Navy/Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS).
NMESIS is a land-based missile launcher platform that provides the Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System battalions and operating forces with anti-ship capabilities.
Built upon the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), ROGUE Fires is an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that utilizes the JLTV’s off-road mobility and payload capacity, alongside Oshkosh’s autonomous vehicle technologies, to support Ground-Based Anti-Ship Missile (GBASM) operations. The technology associated with ROGUE Fires enables the vehicle to operate in teleoperator or leader-follower mode.
In August 2023, Oshkosh Defense provided six initial Production Representative Models (PRMs) to support the Marine Corps Force Design 2030 modernization efforts.
“Oshkosh Defense is committed to providing mission-critical capabilities and innovation to support the US Marine Corps and their modernization plans,” said Pat Williams, chief programs officer for Oshkosh Defense.
“The adaptable design of ROGUE Fires leverages next-generation technologies and allows for integration of scalable weapon system payloads to meet mission requirements,” he added.