DRS Technologies has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Roboteam to develop a solution for the U.S. Army’s emerging Common Robotic System – Individual (CRS-I) program.

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

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.

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

Roboteam designs, develops and manufactures multipurpose unmanned platforms and controllers for defense, law enforcement and public safety.  The company was recently awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to provide up to 250 of its anti-IED Micro Tactical Ground Robots (MTGR) through 2022.

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