FLIR Systems announced that the US Air Force has ordered more than 180 of the company’s Centaur unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced that the US Air Force has ordered more than 180 of the company’s Centaur unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).
As quoted in the press release:
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.
Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs), unexploded ordnance, and similar hazardous tasks. Multiple sensors and payloads can be added to Centaur to support other missions.