ReconRobotics recently declared that it has been presented with a $13.9 M worth contract on behalf of the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force for 1,100 Recon Scout XT micro-robot kits from the U.S. Army Contracting Command.
This is the largest micro-robots order awarded by the U.S. Army so far. Furthermore, two accessory orders that amounts to $1M from the Rapid Equipping Force have also been declared by the company. ReconRobotics anticipates meeting these orders by May 31, 2012.
The Director of Military Programs for ReconRobotics, Ernest Langdon said that the company has been recognized by the U.S. Army one more time. The Recon Scout XT system will serve their dismounted troops. In spite of the compact size of the robots weighing about 1.2-lb, their performance will be significant in active combat theaters wherein the operation entail equipping the warfighters with excellent situational awareness and standoff distances.
ReconRobotics has achieved the U.S. military orders for 1,800 Recon Scout XT kits over the last six months. The company’s flexibility and commitment is clearly demonstrated as 350 law enforcement agencies depend on Recon Scout robots to conduct investigations for high-risk tactical operations. The Recon Scout XT is ideal for police operations and military applications as the entire XT system weighs just 3 lb, facilitating the robot to be easily installed and deployed up to 120 ft. The XT system is also equipped with an infrared optical system that provides brilliant illumination during operation in dark environments.