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US Navy Orders Mine Disposal Robots

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued September 14, 2011)

The Machine Lab, Wellington, Colo., is being awarded an $11,859,484 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of MMP-30 robots and MMP-30 spare parts repair kits.

The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technical Division has a requirement for a tracked mobile robot system with wireless control and multiple audio/video capability and replacement parts.

The contract combines purchases for the Navy (24 percent), and the government of Afghanistan (76 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

Work will be performed in Wellington, Colo., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of current fiscal year. This requirement was synopsized via Federal Business Opportunities as a sole-source procurement, and was not competitively procured.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-11-D-0014).