The common robotic system-individual (CRS(I)), man transportable
robotic system increment 2 and the common robotic system-heavy, will make up a new family of explosive ordnance disposal robots with the same interoperability profile.
The company said that under the contract NAVSEA can procure PackBot Man Transportable
Robotic System (MTRS) which is modelled after the iRobot 510 PackBotrobots, as well as repair parts, parts supply, spare kits, training, engineering enhancements, services, configuration management and accessories.
Through the next decade in order to satisfy government requirements for low cost, lightweight, man-transportable satellite terminals, the development of an SHF man transportable
satellite communications terminal has been focused on.
As the service works to integrate more autonomous systems into its force, it has marked the common robotic system-individual, the common robotic system-heavy and the man transportable
robotic system increment 2 as three programs to be part of a family of explosive ordnance robots with the same interoperability profile.
However, the prices of robots such as the common robotic system-individual and the man transportable
robotic system increment 2 have gone down as well, he added.
For instance, the Army was able to accelerate the fielding schedule for the man transportable
robotic system increment 2, he noted.