QinetiQ North America has won a $152M initial contract to manufacture small unmanned ground robots for the U.S. Army’s Common Robotic System – Individual program, Defense News reported Thursday.
A statement from Fort Benning in Georgia noted that the contractâs value may increase to $400M through follow-on awards and options.
The Army sought a ground-based robotic technology that weighs less than 25 pounds and can operate remotely via a universal controller designed to direct unmanned air and ground systems.
The system is designed to carry a range of payloads and employ an open architecture to accommodate future modifications.
The Army aims to field initial CRS-I systems in fiscal 2020.