$63.9M for TALON Anti-IED Robot Spares & MaintenanceMay 24, 2006 08:19 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The MTRS program has made hundreds of robots available in Iraq and Afghanistan for use investigating and eliminating IED land mines. QinetiQ subsidiary Foster-Miller Inc. in Waltham, MA received a $63.9 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for operator and technician training, TALON spare parts, and new robots for the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office. These parts and services are tasked to the Joint Robotics Repair Facilities and embedded repair teams deployed in support of contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror. The TALON I-IV series is one of two robotic systems funded under MTRS.
Work will be performed in Waltham, MA and is expected to be complete in May 2008. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61339-06-D-0013).