ARLINGTON, Va., May 25 (UPI) -- DRS Technologies Inc and Roboteam Ltd have partnered to develop a joint solution for the U.S. Army's Common Robotic System – Individual program.
The emerging CRS-I program is to provide dismounted troops with the ability to conduct lower-level reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition; and to remotely perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection.
Additional capabilities sought are the remote clearing of danger areas and the conducting of explosive obstacle counter-measure operations; and conducting of explosive ordnance disposal operations from a standoff distance.
"We are excited to work with Roboteam to offer our customer a world-class robotic solution that provides dismounted troops with a superior capability to detect and mitigate threats," said Joseph Matteoni, vice president and general manager of DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.
Roboteam -- a subsidiary of an Israeli company -- designs, develops and manufactures unmanned platforms and controllers for the military and law enforcement.
DRS Technologies is a leading technology company and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors.