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US Orders Talon IV EOD Robots for Pakistan

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Pentagon Contracts Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued July 12, 2013)

QinetiQ North America, Waltham, Mass., is being awarded a $7,772,646 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Talon IV vehicles, spares and training. This contract will support Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Pakistan (100 percent).

The Talon IV robot provides the military’s explosive ordnance disposal technicians with a man transportable capability to remotely perform reconnaissance.

Work will be performed in Waltham, Mass. (99 percent), and Pakistan (1 percent) and is expected to be completed by December 2013. FMS funding in the amount of $7,772,646 will be obligated at the time of award, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was synopsized via Federal Business Opportunities as a sole source procurement authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) -- only one responsible source will satisfy the needs of the agency.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-13-C-0018).