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US Army kicks off Heavy Robotic System programme for EOD soldiers

25 May 2018

The US Army has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a Common Robotic Systems – Heavy (CRS-H) prototype unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) programme.

“The army is continuing to standardise its fleet of unmanned ground vehicles into programmes of record based on three weight classes,” Michael Clow, Director of Communications, US Army Program Executive Office, Combat Support and Combat Service Support, told Jane’s . “Within the last year, the army awarded contracts for the mid-size Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II [MTRS Inc II] and the small-size Common Robotic System-Individual [CRS-I]. We are now moving forward with the large-size [less than 700 lb] Common Robotic System-Heavy programme.”

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