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DRS, Roboteam Partner for US Army EOD Robotics Buy

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DRS Technologies and Roboteam Form Strategic Partnership for U.S. Army E.O.D. Robotics Opportunity

(Source: DRS Technologies Inc.; issued May 24, 2016)

ARLINGTON, Va. --- DRS Technologies Inc. announced today that it has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Roboteam Ltd. to develop a solution for the U.S. Army's emerging Common Robotic System – Individual (CRS-I) program.

This alliance combines Roboteam's technologies and expertise in military robotics with DRS's market presence, customer awareness, platform systems engineering, and production capabilities.

"We are excited to work with Roboteam to offer our customer a world-class robotic solution that provides dismounted troops with a superior capability to detect and mitigate threats," said Joseph Matteoni, vice president and general manager of DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.

The CRS-I will provide the dismounted warfighter with the capability to conduct lower-level reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition; to remotely perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection; to remotely clear danger areas and conduct explosive obstacle counter measure operations; and conduct explosive ordnance disposal operations from a standoff distance.

Roboteam designs, develops and manufactures cutting edge, user-oriented, multipurpose unmanned platforms and controllers for defense, law enforcement and public safety missions. The company was recently awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to provide up to 250 of its anti-IED Micro Tactical Ground Robots (MTGR) through 2022. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roboteam Ltd. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

DRS Technologies is a leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, aviation support and avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo-Finmeccanica S.p.A., which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide.