2015 Strike Challenge Mobility Demonstration

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No Attendance Restrictions Specified


Event Date: 
October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015

2015 Strike Challenge Mobility Demonstration - Light Tactical/Ultra-Light Combat ATV's & Tactical Unit Support Specialized Systems

Military and Government units, in part, historically acquire UTV (ultra-light tactical vehicle) class platforms for:

  1. Navigation: UTV’s supplement standard GMV class vehicles which cannot meet unit needs at the lowest tactical level. Standard vehicles are traditionally too cumbersome and heavy to effectively navigate where smaller units need to maneuver due operational environment challenges, to include terrain, vegetation, surface, or infrastructure. The movement of equipment and supplies over austere terrain (such as in Afghanistan) where footpath is the main mode of travel exist is one example. Dense jungle and arctic climes is another. 
  2. Application: Military operations can be so austere that the deployment of vehicles such as the venerable M998 HMMWV is simply unfeasible. When standard GMV platforms cannot meet unit needs at the tactical level, the fallback alternative is usually manpower; that is, the soldier packs in the combat mission load. UTV vehicles fill the gap between physically man-packing loads and the use of operationally impractical larger GMV’s. 

  3. Multi-Modality: UTV’s, due their inherent simplicity of design, allows for rapid lo-cost design inclusion of critical capabilities to include C2/C4 integration, UAS launch and control in remote locations, unmanned autonomous operations, task specific high consequence configuration changes such as SAR and MEDEVAC.

Strike Challenge was consequently organized to facilitate and demonstrate various UTV/LTV class systems in order to introduce, through demonstration, evolved ultra-light mobility capabilities.  Strike Challenge was also designed to include the tactile demonstration of compact, efficient and advanced support systems/equipage developed by the commercial industry to provide a force multiplier to the mobilized light squad element or government agency conducting high consequence critical success tasks.


The primary objective of Strike Challenge is to create and facilitate participant direct interaction with key light mobility platforms and specialized supportive systems.  Event organizers carefully capture and consider user feedback of fielded functionality.  This information is the onus behind participating industry elements to evolve, develop and eventually propose new and/or emerging warfighter capabilities.

The following are some resultant examples of Strike Challenge: 

  1. Comfort ride seats designed for combat geared occupant profile 
  2. LTATV with UAV launch rail/aircraft
  3. 4x6 multi configuration 9 passenger UTV squad transporter to eliminate need for    trailer 
  4. Multi-modal quick configuration systems for secure payload transport 
  5. Advanced shock mitigation (pre-programmed active and passive suspension) 
  6. Tandem seat all-terrain vehicle (4x4 and 6x6) with 1000cc powerplant 
  7. Mounted weapons integration/swingmount
  8. Run-flat tire systems to include assessment of advanced airless systems 
  9. Ultra-compact Powerbank jump recovery device (12 and 24VDC) 
  10. Lightweight beadlock wheel with carbon fiber beadring 
  11. Aerial drone and integrated C2 suite
  12. MEDEVAC critical multi-modal component integration

Strike Challenge Scope/Task: 

Minimum Salient Requirements/Characteristics of Strike Challenge Demonstration:

All products to be available under the auspices of Strike Challenge shall fundamentally demonstrate the salient, physical, functional, or other characteristics desired as a future or current capability set forth by experienced end-users.  The resultant after action may eventually be relied upon to generate or meet the future essential needs of the mobilized warfighter and/or government agent.

Equipment and Demonstration Schedule: 

1. Demonstration Equipment (additional to be updated):

  • Strike-C Commander UTV
  • Strike-M Tracked Arctic Maverick UTV
  • Strike-C-4x6 Squad ULTV Concept UTV
  • Strike-M4 Maverick UTV with Platt USA Swingmount/M-249
  • Strike-R Unmanned Semi-Autonomous UTV by LSA
  • Outlander Max 850 4x4 ATV
  • Outlander 4x6 ATV
  • Platt USA weapons mount integration
  • Prioria Robotics UAV (airborne UAV surveillance drone)
  • SAR 215 SeaDoo Watercraft P3 Prototype
  • Space Data High Altitude Communications System
  • BD Next Gen InfraRed Vehicle Path Illuminator System
  • SOF Series Run Flats
  • BIODOME Chem/Bio Warfare Shelter
  • Portable PowerBank Systems
  • Extreme Condition shelters
  • AdvanTac ARC CV-22 ATV modular Cargo Trailer System
  • Bionic-Power Kinetic Charging system
  • More to be listed…

2. Industry Attendees:


  • AdvanTac Technologies
  • Airstar
  • Argo ATV
  • Baja Designs
  • Bionic Power Inc.
  • The Biodome
  • BRP North America
  • Deployed Logix
  • Federal Resources (TLS Prime)
  • K38 Rescue
  • Kokatat
  • LSA Autonomy
  • Liberty Ammunition
  • M-Pak, Inc.
  • Platt USA
  • Prioria Robotics
  • RP Advanced Mobile Systems
  • Space Data
  • Tactical Tailor
  • World of Powersports

Period of Performance:

Period of performance for this dynamic demonstration shall be from October 20-22, 2015.  Vendors will be required onsite for setup October 19.  Attendee travel dates will be October 19 and 23.

Special Considerations and Amenities:

1. Safety

  • First responders and ambulance will be available or onsite during 3-day demonstration
  • Limited shuttle transportation will be available for demonstration site-to-site movement

2. Direct Interactive Participant Activity

As a part of Strike Challenge, attendees may choose to operate tactical land vehicles, watercraft, mounted weapons and specialized equipment. Operations will involve traversing difficult terrain and obstacles; temporarily occupy, enter and egress through abandoned MOUT buildings that may be in a variety of physical conditions; handle sensitive electronic devices; enter, exit, ride and use military support vehicles; navigate a semi-autonomous vehicle and other related equipment. Instruction will be provided and specialists will be on-hand to monitor/assist all activity.  Attendees that opt to do so must sign the event waiver and freely and voluntarily assume any and all risk of injury that such activities involve.

Rainout Information:

This is an all-weather demonstration. Exercises may be conducted in inclement weather; however, covered/protected areas are limited. Therefore, plan accordingly and bring a poncho or other appropriate clothing.









Registration Information: 


October 19, 2016 Monday - SETUP
(Restricted Entry)
0900-1000 RPAMS (support vendors) meet at Rilea Range Control for initial event layout instructions
1000-1300 Prep and industry static display setup at MOUT Site
1000-1300 Driver course prep and route mark to establish drive boundaries
1300-1400 Range course and target review at MG Transition Range
1400-1600 UGV setup and test
1400-1600 Lake inspection/watercraft demo prep
October 20, 2015 Tuesday
0800-1000 MANDATORY ALL participants Meet at Rilea Range Control Office for Safety Briefing and demo waiver signing
1000-1200 Vendor equipment static display and focus presentations of specialized equipment
1000-1100 Demo of Strike-C TAG Bed Adaptation to 4x6 Squad Transport (proto GMV/ULCV)
1200-1300 Lunch in Display Shelters at MOUT
1200-1500 Continued demo of specialized equipment by vendors at MOUT site
1500-1600 UGV Strike-R Semi-Autonomous Remote Operations demo
1600-1800 Adjourn
1800-2000 Industry/Attendee Social1 at Camp Rilea Log Cabin
October 21, 2015 Wednesday
0800-1600 All day MOUT site vendor display and demo of specialized equipment
0800-0900 Briefing of Vehicle Operations by SF Pro Driver
0900-1000 UGV Strike-R Semi-Autonomous Remote Operations demo
0900-1100 Sea-Doo P3 SAR Watercraft demo and ARGO vehicle at Slusher Lake
0900-1400 Vehicle Maneuvers/Mounted Live Fire at MG Transition Range
1200-1300 Lunch in Display Shelters at MOUT
1300-1400 UGV Strike-R Semi-Autonomous Remote Operations demo
1400-1500 PowerBank demo
1300-1600 Manned-vehicle operations by demo participants and continued MOUT site vendor demos
1600-1800 Adjourn
1800-2000 Industry/Attendee Social1 at Camp Rilea Log Cabin
October 22, 2015 Thursday
0800-1000 Briefing Overviews of Vehicle and Equipment Operations by RPAMS and Vendors
1000-1600 All day MOUT site vendor display and demo of specialized equipment
1200-1300 Lunch in Display Shelters at MOUT
1200-1300 Chem-Bio Shelter demo
1300-1500 Final demos on specialized equipment
1500-1700 Pack away display/conduct clean-up
Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center - Special Operations Training Ranges
33168 Patriot Way
Warrenton, OR 97146
United States
Local Lodging

Camping at Camp Rilea
Billeting & Rental Rates: http://www.camp-rilea.org/welcome-center/billeting-rental-rates/
Lodging: (503) 836-4052
Website: http://www.camp-rilea.org/

Site Information

Type of site Spaces Hook-ups Daily Weekly Monthly
RV Sites 10 W/50A/S/CATV $20 N/A N/A
RV Sites 8 30A $10 N/A N/A
Tent Sites 3 None $5 N/A N/A
Cabins/Cottage   Full $75-$125 N/A N/A


  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Diesel Gas
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar

Local Hotels

  • Best Western Lincoln Inn Astoria (6 miles) – (503) 325-2205
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Astoria (7 miles) – (503) 325-6222
  • Gearhart by the Sea Hotel (7 miles) – (503) 738-8331
  • Hotel Elliott Astoria (7 miles) – (503) 325-2222
  • Comfort Suites Columbia River Astoria (8 miles) – (503) 325-2000
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Astoria (8 miles) – (503) 325-8888
  • Best Western Ocean View Resort Seaside (9 miles) – (503) 738-3334
  • Inn At Seaside (9 miles) – (503) 738-9581
  • Rivertide Suites Hotel (9 miles) – (503) 717-1100

Other Websites


Camp Rilea is located three miles south of the city of Warrenton in Clatsop County, Oregon. Enter off US-101 to 33168 Patriot Way (main gate), Warrenton, Oregon 97146. It is well marked. Camp Rilea is 9 miles north from Seaside, Oregon and 7 miles south from Astoria, Oregon.

From Portland International Airport to Camp Rilea:

(97.9 miles, 2 h 7 min)
Get on I-84/US-30 W from NE Airport Way, NE 82nd Way & NE Sandy Blvd: Head northwest on NE Airport Way, use left lane to stay on NE Airport Way, slight left to stay on NE Airport Way, keep right to stay on NE Airport Way, use the right 3 lanes to turn slightly right to stay on NE Airport Way, Slight right toward NE 82nd Way, slight right onto NE 82nd Way, keep left to continue on NE 82nd Ave, turn right onto NE Sandy Blvd, slight right onto the I-84/US-30 W ramp to City Center/I-5. Follow US-26 W to US-101 N in Clatsop County to Camp Rilea: Merge onto I-84/US-30 W, use left 2 lanes to take the exit toward Beaverton/Salem, Merge onto I-5 S, keep left at the fork to continue on I-405 N, follow signs for City Center/Beaverton/I-405/US-26, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1D for US-26 W toward Beaverton, continue onto US-26 W, take ramp to US-101/US-26, merge onto US-101 N, Camp Rilea will be on the left.

From Camp Rilea to Portland International Airport:

(100 miles, 1 h 56 min)
Take US-101 S and US-26 E to Airport Way in Portland. Take exit 24A from I-205 N: Head south on US-101 S toward Fort To Sea Trail, use the right lane to take the ramp to US-26 E, continue onto US-26 E, take Salem exit to merge onto I-405 S, keep right to stay on I-405 S, follow signs for Seattle/The Dalles/I-84 E/I-5 N, continue onto I-5 N, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 300 to merge onto I-84 E/US-30 E toward Portland Airport/The Dalles, keep left to continue on I-84 E, take exit 8 for I-205 N toward Seattle/Portland Airport, Merge onto I-205 N, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 24A for Airport Way W toward Portland Airport, merge onto NE Airport Way to arrive at Portland International Airport.

Camp Rilea Overview Map

Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center - Special Operations Training Ranges

33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR 97146


Camp Rilea is a secure U.S. Army National Guard military training post with effective and typical military security protocols and protective structures.

Additional Info
Latest Updates

We encourage and request participant attendees to complete an after action reports (AARs) for each demonstrated capability or service.  AAR’s are voluntary documents intended to serve as aids to performance observation/evaluation by capturing situation-response interactions, analyzing equipment functionality, determining their relevant effectiveness and efficiency to the agent/warfighter/first responder and providing insight for possible adjustments and recommendations. 

The AAR is intended to assist demonstrators striving for capability excellence by analyzing demonstration results and:

  • Identifying strengths to be maintained and built upon.
  • Identifying potential areas for further improvement.
  • Developing follow-up actions.

The feedback and any suggested actions of an AAR are treated by demonstrators as information only. There is no inference or expectation by industry of any government committal for procurement or collaborative program engagement as a result of an AAR.  In some cases, participant organizations may determine that the benefits of AAR feedback are sufficient to identify solutions but that is a process beyond the scope of Strike Challenge.  Each demonstrator will review any received AAR and determine the most appropriate action.

AAR document templates will be available from each demonstrator seeking feedback on their unique capability.  As an example, the following are AAR questions are to be available as related to the demonstrated RPAMS Fatigue Mitigation Seat System:

  1. Do the physical aspects of the seat conform effectively to the agent/warfighters body and personal gear? How?
  2. Does the seat design reduce fatigue and shock ride through mitigation while vehicle operated in austere terrain? How?
  3. Is the seat exterior material (Cordura) effective at breathing and also moisture repellent? How does that help the operator?
  4. How does the removable rear center pad help the operator?
  5. Does the seat allow for rapid ingress and egress from vehicle while still having attributes to keep operator secure when mobilized?

Is this seat an enhancement to the overall vehicle capability? How so?

Points of Contact: 

The Military Point of Contact listed below will coordinate Strike Challenge activities as related to the Camp Rilea military installation and event rules of engagement:

SSG Jason Ripp
 (503) 836-4096
Email: Jason.m.ripp2.mil@mail.mil

Technical questions regarding demo, equipment and vendors shall be directed to the event POC’s below:

Mr. Terry Wilmeth
Chief Technical Officer
RP Advanced Mobile Systems, LLC

11160 SW Durham Lane
McMinnville, Oregon 97128                    
Phone: (971) 237-3217
Email: terry.wilmeth@rpams.com

Mr. Nick Mooers
General Manager
RP Advanced Mobile Systems, LLC

11160 SW Durham Lane
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Phone: (541) 914-7543
Email: nick@rpams.com