RE2 wins contract to develop Modular Recon Manipulator for defeating vehicle-borne IEDs

PITTSBURGH, Pa., 3 Nov. 2009. RE2 Inc., a developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems, won a Broad Agency Announcement contract with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office to develop a Modular Recon Manipulator for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device Defeat. The RE2 Modular Recon Manipulator will provide bomb squad technicians with the capability to perform reconnaissance tasks within vehicles suspected to contain explosive devices, describes a representative.

Nov 3rd, 2009

PITTSBURGH, Pa., 3 Nov. 2009. RE2 Inc., a developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems, won a Broad Agency Announcement contract with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to develop a Modular Recon Manipulator for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) Defeat. The RE2 Modular Recon Manipulator will provide bomb squad technicians with the capability to perform reconnaissance tasks within vehicles suspected to contain explosive devices, describes a representative.

As the United States continues to address the War on Terror abroad, terrorism and national security threats remain a reality at home. VBIEDs are an emerging threat and have the capacity to cause enormous destruction and devastation, describes an official.

The goal of this contract is to provide bomb technicians with improved low-cost, plug-n-play tools for VBIED reconnaissance missions. Specifically, the technology will provide visualization of the VBIED threat with little or no disturbance to those inside of the vehicle.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with the CTTSO to develop technology that will equip bomb technicians with a plug-n-play solution for assessing VBIED threats while utilizing their existing robotic platform," states Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO for RE2. "RE2 is dedicated to creating interoperable technologies that easily integrate with a bomb squad's current robotic assets, eliminating the need for an entirely new explosive ordnance disposal robot."

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