General Dynamics Robotics Systems has been awarded a US$40m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to supply the US Army with the robotic Mobile Detection and Assessment and Response System (MDARS).

MDARS autonomously conducts surveillance activities including checking for intruders, remotely investigating alarm sources, monitoring high-value inventory and assessing facility barriers, such as the doors of storage bunkers, General Dynamics says.

General Dynamics will manufacture the four-wheel security vehicles and provide spare parts, training and technical services for five years.

By staff writer