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US Army selects QNA for CRS(I) programme

20th March 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been selected by the US Army for its Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS(I)) programme, the company announced on 15 March.

The seven-year IDIQ contract worth up to $164.49 million includes the delivery of small UGVs for the programme. It includes a low rate initial production (LRIP) phase worth approximately $20 million for over one-to-two years, followed by a series of annual production releases. QNA has been awarded a $4.05 million initial order as part of the LRIP phase.

The CRS(I) UGV has been designed to be back-packable and is equipped with advanced sensors and mission modules for dismounted forces. CRS(I) features an interoperability profile-compatible open architecture to support a variety of payloads and missions to detect, identify and counter threats.  

Jeff Yorsz, president of QNA, said: ‘Providing robust, reliable and exceptionally capable ground robots to support our armed services has been a driving passion at QNA for decades now. Our CRS(I) robot combines performance, intuitive control and easy transport with a very competitive price point. This will redefine the market for next-generation back-packable robots.’

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