Published September 26, 2018
QUANTICO, VA (September 26, 2018) -- Nikola Powersports has joined Planck Aerosystems and AimLock Inc. at the Modern Day Marine military expo to showcase the Nikola Reckless as the ideal platform for energy independence and advanced reconnaissance in the field.
The Reckless OHV (off highway vehicle) is a totally electric vehicle that can go from 0 to 100 kilometers-per-hour in just over three seconds. The vehicle has a modular capability that can plug and play with a remote weapons station and military drones. The near-silent Nikola Reckless UTV recently conducted off road testing with the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton and Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Planck Aerosystems builds intelligent systems for next-generation unmanned aerial autonomy and leads the industry in mobile truck-based and vessel-based UAS technologies. Their software enables fully-autonomous UAS landings on moving vessels and vehicles such as the Reckless OHV.
The AimLock R-M1 is the first and only remotely operated weapon station with automatic target detection, active stabilization and continuous target tracking. The RM-1 can be mounted to virtually any platform— including tripods, buildings, ATVs/UTVs, ground vehicles, boats, and helicopters— providing an ultra-portable system with maximum versatility.
"The Nikola Reckless provides a game changing capability for our military,” said Andrew Christian, Nikola’s vice president of defense, Nikola Powersports. “The armed forces require a near silent, high performance vehicle that could power mission essential equipment and Nikola delivers."
The three companies will demonstrate how each of their unique technologies combine to help the military in different mission scenarios and environments by using advanced vehicle, aviation, and targeting systems.
ABOUT NIKOLA POWERSPORTS
Nikola Powersports is a division of Nikola Motor Company dedicated to the powersports industry that includes UTVs for military and commercial markets, and watercraft. Nikola Motor Company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains. NMC is led by its visionary CEO Trevor Milton (Twitter: @nikolatrevor). For more information, visit nikolamotor.com or Twitter: @nikolamotor.
Colleen Robar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-207-5960 (Nikola)
Monica England, email@example.com, 858-518-3809 (Planck Aero)