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US orders more Centaurs from FLIR Systems

10th June 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


FLIR Systems has secured two contracts totalling $23.5 million to provide 160 units of its Centaur UGV to the US Army and USN.

Both contracts were awarded through the army’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) programme.

The latest deals mean that 500 Centaurs have been ordered since March 2020, with an overall value of $65 million to FLIR Systems.

Roger Wells, VP and general manager of Unmanned Systems & Integrated Solutions at FLIR Systems, said: ‘With the Navy joining the MTRS Inc II programme, it means that all US military forces will now use a common, medium-sized robotic platform for EOD and CBRN operations.’

He explained: ‘In an era of increased joint service operations in combat zones worldwide, having common equipment across EOD units can support more standardised tactics and techniques, plus add new efficiencies in sustainment and training for years to come.’

Centaur weighs approximately 160lb and includes an EO/IR camera suite, a 6ft (1.83m) manipulator arm and the ability to climb stairs. 

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