DRS Technologies, Roboteam parter for US Army E.O.D. robotics opportunity

DRS Technologies Inc., a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Roboteam Ltd. to develop a solution for the US Army´s emerging Common Robotic System — Individual (CRS-I) program, the company said.

This alliance combines Roboteam´s technologies and expertise in Military robotics with DRS´s market presence, customer awareness, platform systems engineering, and production capabilities.

The CRS-I will provide the dismounted warfighter with the capability to conduct lower-level reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition; to remotely perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection; to remotely clear danger areas and conduct explosive obstacle counter measure operations; and conduct explosive ordnance disposal operations from a standoff distance.

Roboteam designs, develops and manufactures cutting edge, user-oriented, multipurpose unmanned platforms and controllers for defense, law enforcement and public safety missions. The company was recently awarded a US Air Force contract to provide up to 250 of its anti-IED Micro Tactical Ground Robots (MTGR) through 2022. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roboteam Ltd. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

DRS Technologies supplies integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, aviation support and avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo-Finmeccanica S.p.A., which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide.