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Robotapalooza!

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DefenseLink has posted a Navy contract awarded to Remotec, Inc., Clinton, Tenn., for $45,000,000. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for robotic systems, accessories, spare parts, depot level repair support, and operator and technician training.

("Indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity"? And you make a cool $45 mil? Where do you sign up for that kind of work? No wonder the defense budget is so gynormous.)

Meanwhile over at National Defense, Stew Magnuson has a nice capture of the Navy's next gen bomb disposal robots.

Check it out.

And speaking of robots, here's a classic from a couple of years ago. (Not sure who "Gruntie the Knucklehead" is at the end):

-- Ward

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