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Northrop Grumman Gets In-Service Support Extension for UK Military’s Unmanned EOD Vehicle

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 26, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide continued in-service support for a remotely controlled vehicle that the U.K. ministry of defense’s special projects search and countermeasures team uses for explosive ordnance disposal operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday it received a 24-month contract …

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SSL Concludes Initial Review of NASA Robotic Satellite-Servicing Spacecraft’s Design; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 15, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has performed a preliminary design review on a robotic spacecraft that will work to support NASA‘s satellite servicing operations in low Earth orbit, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Aug. 8 it collaborated with the Goddard Space Flight Center and completed the …

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Harris to Feature New Robot at Counter-IED, EOD Event in Thailand; Ed Zoiss Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 9, 2016 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) is set to feature its new robotic platform for explosive ordnance disposal and counter improvised explosive device operations during the Raven’s Challenge event in Thailand, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its team of robotic specialists will demonstrate the T7 EOD robot as the event …

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iRobot to Update, Produce New MK1 Robotic Systems for US Navy

iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) has received two contracts worth up to $96 million combined to update and manufacture new Man Transportable Robotic System MK1 robots for the U.S. Navy. The company is scheduled to complete work on the two contracts through September 2016, iRobot said Monday. One potential $46.7 million contract covers spares, …

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QinetiQ NA Wins Int’l Robot Order from Iraq’s Military; JD Crouch Comments

QinetiQ North America has won a $20 million contract to build military robots for Iraq’s military forces to fulfill a foreign sales agreement with that country. QNA will engineer TALON IV robots at its Waltham, Mass.-based facility and expects to finish work in March 2014 under the firm-fixed-price contract, QinetiQ …

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