Robotic systems contract for $90 million signed between QinetiQ and U.S. Army

WALTHAM, Mass. QinetiQ North America (QNA) announced that it has signed a $90 million ID/IQ contract to support the overall sustainment actions of the Tactical Adaptable Light Ordnance Neutralization (TALON) family of robotic systems for the U.S. Army.

QNA will be providing ongoing maintenance, upgrades and servicing of the Army's existing fielded fleet of TALON robots, which are used primarily to assist military personnel with the extremely dangerous job of detecting and disabling roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by hostile forces to attack troops.

Parts production under the contract -- which has an expiration date of December 2023 -- will be performed in Franklin, Massachusetts.