Robotic Research Providing Warfighter Localization Sensor Units to Army BCTs in $16.5 Million Contract
Clarksburg, Maryland-based Robotic Research LLC, which specializes in autonomous and robotic technologies, will be supplying the company's warfighter localization sensors, known as WarLoc, to the U.S. Army Product Manager - Sets, Kits Outfits and Tools (PM-SKOT) under a $16.5 million contract. The company will deliver the WarLoc systems to equip four U.S. Army Brigade Combat Teams deployed in various locations. The solution provides advanced localization and positioning data in GPS-denied environments, and can be mounted on footwear, for use in underground facilities, inside of buildings and in mega-cities, the company reports. The procuring organization, PM SKOT, reports to the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Services Support, and provides Army and Joint Services oversight of the life cycle for all sets, kits, outfits and tools used by soldiers.
“We are deeply honored at having been chosen to supply the U.S. Army with our innovative Warloc sensor units,” said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. “WarLoc’s small form factor and state-of-the-art capability to provide highly accurate localization and positional information in GPS-denied environments making this device a perfect fit for America’s forces tasked with defending our freedoms on the front lines.” The system is not only unique for its accuracy, but also for its distributed nature that works well with challenging communication environments, include first responder applications, the company reports.