Waltham, Mass – QinetiQ North America (QNA) announced that it has been awarded a contract for the Route Clearance and Interrogation Systems (RCIS) Type 1 robotics program. QNA was selected as the winner from five bids submitted and awarded a contract with a total value up to $44,064,025.60. The RCIS program will provide Army Combat Engineers with expanded capabilities for the High Mobility Engineering Excavator (HMEE) by converting the HMEE to an optionally-manned, semi-autonomous, robotic platform or R-HMEE. The RCIS Type I program is the first US Army unmanned ground vehicle program of record to leverage applique kit technology and autonomous control.
More information can be found on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) website.