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QinetiQ North America recently said that its Dragon Runner 10 (DR10) has been selected by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in response to a Joint Urgent Operations Needs Statement (JUONS) for lightweight, throwable robots.
This $5.3 million order for more than 100 DR10 robots and spare parts represents the first significant U.S. military procurement of this new class of robot. Initial deliveries were made within four weeks of the contract award, and follow-on deliveries will continue into early spring 2012.
With multiple cameras and payload options, DR10 is ideal for reconnaissance and surveillance missions to support small …