Foster-Miller wins $133m Navy contract extension

Foster-Miller Inc. of Waltham said it has been awarded a $133 million military contract to supply spare parts and services for its Talon line of robots, which are used for mine-clearing and surveillance work in Iraq and elsewhere.


Foster-Miller, a unit of Britain's QinetiQ Group PLC, said the contract brings to $257 million its total award through 2012 to work on the robots, in the program managed by the US Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center unit. The company is also developing versions of the robot that can be armed as remote weapons platforms.

Von: 20 September 2005,, by Ross Kerber

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