QinetiQ North America wins U.S. Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program



QinetiQ North America (QNA) has announced that it has won the competition for the U.S. Army’s Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS(I)) program.

Valued up to more than $164 million, the seven-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is for the delivery of small ground robots, and includes a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase worth approximately $20 million over one-to-two years, which will be followed by a series of annual production releases.

As part of the LRIP phase, QNA has been awarded a $4,051,837 initial order.

“Providing robust, reliable, and exceptionally capable ground robots to support our armed services has been a driving passion at QNA for decades now,” says Jeff Yorsz, president of QinetiQ North America.

“Our CRS(I) robot combines performance, intuitive control, and easy transport with a very competitive price point. This will redefine the market for next-generation back-packable robots.”

Designed to be back-packable, QNA's CRS(I) robot is equipped with advanced sensors and mission modules for dismounted forces to enhance mission capabilities. Featuring an interoperability profile (IOP) compatible open architecture, CRS(I) supports a number of different payloads and missions to detect, identify, and counter hazards.