ReconRobotics has been awarded a $13.9m contract for the supply of 1,100 Recon Scout XT throwable micro-robot kits to assist the US Army’s dismounted troops in conducting reconnaissance during high-risk tactical missions.

The Recon Scout XT is a throwable, easy to carry reconnaissance robot developed to withstand being dropped from up to 30ft and thrown over distances up to 120ft.

ReconRobotics military programmes director, Ernest Langdon, said: "Although these 1.2lb robots are exceptionally small, they will play a big role in providing our warfighters with increased situational awareness and standoff distance as they conduct operations in active combat theatres."

The robots are well-suited for use by military and police and provide operators with situational awareness and the ability to maintain a greater standoff distance between the user and the adversary.

Currently, the US Army troops use MacroUSA’s Armadillo V2 Micro Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle 320 to conduct reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan.

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The Scout XT systems are also used by the US Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces as well as more than 350 law enforcement agencies worldwide.

The company is also awaiting a decision from the US Department of Defense (DoD) regarding a contract for supply of over 5,000 micro-UGVs on behalf of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organisation (JIEDDO).

The $13.9m contract was awarded by the US Army Contracting Command on behalf of the US Army Rapid Equipping Force and also includes accessories worth $1m purchased by the Rapid Equipping Force.

Deliveries are scheduled to complete by 31 May 2012.


Image: Additional Recon Scout XT throwable micro-robot kits will be delivered to assist US Army’s dismounted troops during high-risk tactical missions. Photo: ReconRobotics.