FLIR Centaur is the Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) solution. This remotely operated, medium-sized system provides a standoff capability to detect, confirm, identify and dispose of hazards. The fully-IOP compliant, open architected robot has a standard chassis and modular mission payloads in support of current and future missions. Operators can quickly attach different sensors and payloads to the robot to address other missions. Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams will use the FLIR Centaurâ„¢ ground robot to help disarm improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance, and to perform similar hazardous tasks.
In 2017, the U.S. Army selected the medium-sized Centaur robot as its MTRS Inc II solution. FLIR is delivering systems to the U.S. Army under that multi-year program of record, which upon award was valued at more than $150 million, including options. These latest orders fall under the current ceiling. Over the last 12 months, FLIR has announced multiple orders totaling roughly $97 million for more than 750 Centaur unmanned ground systems from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams across all services will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance, and similar hazardous tasks.
FLIR Systems is the world’s largest commercial company specializing in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, United States and founded in 1978, the company makes thermal cameras and components for a wide variety of commercial and government applications. The company is structured to focus on six specific business segments. The Surveillance group addresses high-end military and other governmental thermal imaging markets. Worldwide, FLIR employs in excess of 4,000 people, with more than 1,600 located in the United States.