The US Navy’s Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic Systems (AEODRS) Increments 2 and 3 have been officially cancelled via an announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
The 6 October announcement comes as the AEODRS Increment 1 programme for backpackable platforms moves into production, which is expected to commence this year for fielding in 2018.
Increment 2 was planned to be fielded in fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) and weighs less than 75 kg. Increment 3 would have fielded in FY 2023, weigh up to 340 kg, and be capable of lifting 136 kg. The two larger systems were intended for use with other services as well.
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