Army heavyweight robot contract won by FLIRNews
December 05, 2019
WILSONVILLE, Ore. FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that its Kobra robot has been chosen for the U.S. Army?s Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) program. The five-year production contract to build upwards of 350 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is worth up to $109 million.
The CRS-H program will give the Army a ‘program of record’ to build and sustain a fleet of large UGVs for years to come. The CRS-H platform calls for a robot weighing up to 700 pounds.
Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units will use the system to perform a range of missions, such as disarming vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), unexploded ordnance, or related heavy-duty tasks. A variety of sensors and payloads also can be added to the UGV to support other missions.
The award covers a five-year production period with shipments beginning in the second quarter of 2020.