Northrop subsidiary wins $12M robotic bomb disposal contract

Remotec Inc. has won a potentially $12 million contract with the Navy to repair and upgrade 103 MK3 Series Remote Ordnance Neutralizations Systems, increasing the capabilities and availability of the explosive ordnance disposal robots.

The base value of the contract is $8.8 million.

Remotec is a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman.

Under the contract, Remotec will provide depot level repair support; upgrade both the MK3 Mod 0 and Mod 1 version systems; and implement government-approved configuration management changes and engineering enhancements, Northrop Grumman said in a release.

The system provides Army and Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal teams the capability to safely and remotely gain site access and perform missions including reconnaissance, diagnosis, render-safe procedures and disposal of ordnance and improvised explosive devices, Northrop Grumman said.

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