ReconRobotics Receives Marine Corps Order for 126 Recon Scout XT Robot
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ReconRobotics Receives Marine Corps Order for 126 Recon Scout XT Robots

ReconRobotics, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $1.7 million contract for 126 Recon Scout® XT micro-robot kits from the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RS JPO) on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps. This is the largest Marine Corps order in the company’s history, and it follows four U.S. Army orders placed in the last six months totaling more than 1,800 micro-robots. ReconRobotics plans to complete deliveries on this latest order by April 30, 2012.

Driving this series of orders are soldier requirements for throwable micro-robot systems that are much smaller and easier to deploy than the 30- to 60-lb Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs) that were widely used over the last decade. Unlike the SUGV, the 1.2-lb (540g) Recon Scout XT micro-robot is deployed at the fire-team level – i.e., one robot for every four to five soldiers – to provide situational awareness and standoff distance as the team clears compounds, investigates suspected IEDs, or searches attics, culverts and crawl spaces. The XT can thrown up to 120 feet (36m) and can see in complete darkness. Once deployed, the robot can quietly move through an environment and transmit video reconnaissance through walls and doors to a small handheld operator control unit while the solider remains in protective cover.


"The XT is sublimely small, simple and durable, and it has been proven to provide tremendous lifesaving capability without materially increasing the soldier’s burden,” said Ernest Langdon, Director of Military Programs for ReconRobotics. "We could not be more proud about this opportunity to equip our Marines as they conduct their operations in active combat theatres.”

The Recon Scout XT is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product that is also used by nearly 400 law enforcement agencies during high-risk tactical operations such as hostage rescues, barricaded subject situations and narcotics raids.

Source : ReconRobotics, Inc.

Published on ASDNews: Mar 14, 2012

 

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