By Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 11--Carnegie Mellon University will develop a new generation of armored reconnaissance robots for the U.S. Marine Corps, beating out defense giant Lockheed Martin for a $26 million government contract.
Working with United Defense Industries of Arlington, Va., Carnegie Mellon is to deliver six Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicles, known as TUGVs, by July 2007, the university and the Department of Defense announced yesterday.
Carnegie Mellon researchers will receive an initial payment of $12.4 million on the $26.4 million contract.
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