Teledyne FLIR to provide technical support for unmanned explosives-detection modular sensor payloads

U.S. Army unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts are asking Teledyne FLIR LLC to provide technical support for enhanced robotic payloads for the company’s medium unmanned manned ground vehicles (UGVs) under terms of a $78.6 million five-year contract announced Tuesday.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., are asking the Teledyne FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) segment in Chelmsford, Mass. (formerly Endeavor Robotics) provides enhanced robotic payloads for the Man Transportable Robot System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) — a remotely operated UGV that can find and destroy hidden explosives while keeping human operators at safe distances.

The medium-sized UGV provides a standoff capability to detect, confirm, identify, and dispose of concealed explosives. The MTRS Inc II explosives-detection system has a standard chassis and modular mission payloads to support Army engineers; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) soldiers; and special operations forces.

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Source: Military Aerospace Electronics