Endeavor Robotics has won a contract to develop and produce the US Army’s new Man-Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II), the service’s mid-size common robotic platform.
The deal included a USD158.5 million firm-fixed price contract for MTRS Inc II’s engineering development and production.
“The MTRS Inc II programme will provide soldiers with a remotely operated, medium-sized common robotic platform that significantly improves reliability and interoperability over current systems,” the army said in a 29 September statement. The service has purchased thousands of non-standard and unique unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and through programmes such as MTRS – and separate smaller and larger common UGVs – hopes to gain commonality.
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