The U.S. Army has awarded FLIR Systems a $30.1 million contract modification to help sustain unmanned ground vehicles designed to support anti-improvised explosive device operations and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection.
FLIR said Tuesday the award adds to a previously issued $57.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Common Robotic System-Heavy and Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II programs and increases the IDIQ's ceiling value to $88 million.
Work under the modification includes maintenance support for FLIR's Kobra autonomous platform, which the Army designated as its CRS-H system in 2019, and for FLIR's Centaur ground robot under the MTRS Increment II program.
FLIR will also provide parts and maintenance services for its UGVs encompassing the small, medium and large configurations as part of the recent award.
Tom Frost, VP for unmanned ground systems in FLIR's unmanned and integrated solutions segment, said the company is proud to continue its support for two key Army programs aimed at confronting emerging battlefield threats.
FLIR secured orders worth $32 million in total to provide 250 Centaur units to the Army, Navy and Air Force in November last year.
Orders for over 750 Centaur vehicles have reached approximately $100 million in 2020, the company noted.