USMC orders Centaur UGVs from FLIR
FLIR Systems has received an $18.6 million contract for more than 140 Centaur UGVs for the USMC. The order has been secured as part of the DoD Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) programme.
David Ray, president of Government & Defence Technologies at FLIR said: ‘Centaur gives the marines a multipurpose, mid-sized UGV that will complement the FLIR PackBot, SUGV and FirstLook robots we continue to provide to the corps.’
A similar $23 million contract for almost 200 Centaur UGVs was also awarded to the company by the USAF in March 2020.
The UGV weighs approximately 27kg and features an advanced EO/IR camera suite, a 6ft manipulator arm and optional CBNRE detection payloads. Furthermore, it has the capacity to climb staircases for use in urban environments.
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