$9.2 Million for SUGV Deliveries to USMC
@TXT:Following an original $15 million contract in 2017, Endeavor Robotics has won a second contract, valued at $9.2 million, to deliver additional combat-proven small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGVs) to the US Marine Corps (USMC).
Since 2009 Endeavor, based in Chelmsford, MA, has fielded more than 1,300 SUGV robots to defence, law enforcement and industrial clients, domestically and internationally. The constantly evolving design offers operators a rugged, man-portable, easily deployed robot, weighing under 30lbs and capable of operating in all environments, climbing and descending stairs and able to carry a wide variety of sensors and accessories for enhanced capabilities.
The latest SUGVs being delivered to the USMC come equipped with Endeavor’s advanced uPoint Multi-Robot Control System, which sharply reduces operator training time by leveraging interoperable technology and familiar tablet-based interfaces. Through the integration of mesh networking radios and uPoint controllers, Marines can now control and observe multiple SUGV assets simultaneously to far greater ranges than ever before. uPoint consists of an Android-based, rugged tablet controller and the MPU5 radio network from Persistent Systems, LLC. The two products have been integrated across Endeavor‘s family of man-transportable robot solutions, including FirstLook, SUGV, and PackBot.
“We’re building on our previous efforts to help the Marine Corps take another step in their plan to broadly field advanced SUGVs capable of meeting a range of threats in multiple environments. [….] Every one of our rugged, combat-tested robots places one more Marine, one more squad of Marines, in a safe position to deal with battlefield threats. [….] Endeavor is relentlessly focused on developing, sustaining and advancing life-saving robot technologies,” commented Endeavor CEO, Sean Bielat.