Silent Tactical Energy Enhanced Dismount (STEED) Combat Evaluation

06-17 May 2019

Actual Test Dates TBD – Likely 07-09 May 2019

Asymmetric Warfare Center, AP Hill, Virginia 

RSVP NLT 17 April


On 06-17 May, SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM, will facilitate a Combat Evaluation of the Silent Tactical Energy Enhanced Dismount (STEED) at the Asymmetric Warfare Center, AP Hill, Virginia.


STEED Combat Evaluation Details

SOFWERX, in concert with the Army Research Lab (ARL), the United States Army Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG), the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) have prototyped and will test a novel maneuver concept for USSOCOM.  This novel maneuver concept is based on the existing Mk 1 Silent Tactical Energy Enhanced Dismount (STEED) designed and developed by HMS.  The STEED is a lightweight, electrically powered cart that can maneuver through variable terrain and tight spaces such as; rocks, wetlands, sand, underground environs and stairwells.  Utilizing the STEED, a single operator can maneuver 300-500 lbs. at ranges of ~20 miles.  With its low center of gravity and versatile load deck, it has the potential to maximize ground force operations in austere conditions with limited personnel.


Tentative Schedule

Primary Dates: 06-10 May – Exact test schedule forthcoming.

Backup Dates: 13-17 May for weather or other delays during primary week.


How You Can Participate

RSVP to Attend Demonstrations: Click Here to RSVP (RSVP NLT 01 May)



For event related questions, please contact Kinsey Crim at [email protected]

For USASOC/Warfighter questions, please contact MSG Rob Cantrell at [email protected]

For technical related questions, please contact David Akers at [email protected]


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