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Unmanned ground vehicles from FLIR get additional U.S. military orders

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November 20, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Unmanned ground vehicles from FLIR get additional U.S. military orders
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WILSONVIILLE, Ore. FLIR Systems announced that the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy have collectively ordered more than 250 additional FLIR Centaur unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), in agreements worth $32 million combined. The contracts are being sourced through the Army’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc. II) program.

According to information from the company, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams across the services will use the Centaur UGV to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices, disposing of unexploded ordnance, and performing similar hazardous tasks. The autonomous vehicle enables operators to quickly attach different sensors and payloads to the robot to address other missions, including those involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.

Previous reporting on Centaur military program wins can be seen here.

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