QNA Contract Win for U.S. Army Program Advanced Robotic System

Waltham, Mass. – May 22, 2018 – QinetiQ North America (QNA) announced that on March 31, 2018 it won a significant ground robotics contract for the US Army’s Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS-I) program. The potential value of the total program is $429 million over seven years for the delivery of over 3,000 ground robots.

QNA is one of the two finalists chosen for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of this program which is expected to last 10 months. The final award is expected to be announced in early 2019.

This CRS-I robot is designed to be back-packable and is equipped with advanced sensors and mission modules for dismounted forces to enhance mission capabilities. CRS-I features an interoperable, open architecture common platform to support a variety of missions to detect, identify, and counter hazards.

“Providing robust, reliable, and exceptionally capable ground robots to support our warfighters has been a driving passion at QNA for decades now,” said Jeff Yorsz, President of QinetiQ North America. “We are very pleased with being selected for the EMD phase of CRS-I and look forward to advancing our long robotic heritage with this noteworthy program of record.”

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About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). QNA delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to the defense, security, commercial and utility markets. Customers rely on QNA products to increase situational awareness, aid in personal safety, enhance security and streamline operations. QNA products include unmanned systems, military survivability solutions and power sensors and control systems. QNA is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts and operates as the US arm of QinetiQ Group’s Global Products division. For more information, visit www.qinetiq-na.com.

Julie Collura
Communications Manager
QinetiQ North America