Order for Nearly 200 of the Company’s Medium-Weight Ground Robots Will Give Air Force Teams the Same Unmanned Platform FLIR is Providing to U.S. Army
ARLINGTON, Va.-Thursday 5 March 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that the United States (U.S.) Air Force has ordered more than 180 of the company’s Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus spares. The $23 million contract is sourced through the Dept. of Defense Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program.
In 2017, the U.S. Army chose FLIR Systems’ legacy business, Endeavor Robotics, as its medium-sized robot provider for MTRS Inc II. The company created a newly designed UGV, Centaur, as its MTRS Inc II solution. FLIR has begun delivering Centaur units to the Army under that multi-year program of record, which upon award was valued at up to $158 million, including options.
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