Foster-Miller, a subsidiary of QinetiQ’s Technology Solutions Group announced the receipt of new orders for TALON robots under a recent $400 million IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract awarded by the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) administered by the Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division (NAVAIR). It is a follow-on to the $150 million IDIQ awarded in the spring of 2007 that has now been fully funded.
The current order covers planned acquisitions for five years (through 2013). These additional TALON robots and replacement parts are required by units operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 2,000 TALON robots are now deployed mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they are used to assist military personnel with counter- Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IEDs) missions. Snce their first deployment TALON robots have been used in more than 80,000 counter-IED missions.