QinetiQ reports it won a US army contract for the delivery of small ground robots. The seven-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued up to $164m. It includes a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase worth c. $20m over one to two years.
QinetiQ’s North American operation, with over 40 years of experience in robotics, will produce the back-packable robot, equipped with advanced sensors, along with mission modules for dismounted forces to enhance mission capabilities.
Jeff Yorsz, President of QinetiQ North America, said: “Our CRS(I) robot combines performance, intuitive control, and easy transport with a very competitive price point. This will redefine the market for next-generation back-packable robots.”