Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded Competitively Bid Contract Worth up to $46 Million to Provide Ground Robotics Technology Development Support

Jun 04, 2010, 10:44 ET from Concurrent Technologies Corporation

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a competitively bid contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane) to develop ground robotic technology that can potentially save the lives of U.S. warfighters. The Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) Task Order contract has a ceiling of $46 million over five years, consisting of two base years and three option years.  CTC's winning team includes 14 other organizations with significant expertise in the robotics industry, including iRobot, Toycen Corporation, and Indiana University.  

The CTC team will conduct research and development (R&D) of ground robotic systems and ancillary subsystems and software.  This R&D will provide a new or improved assortment of tools for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the warfighter.  Robotics is emerging as a critical field, greatly expanding the military's survivability and force protection capabilities.  

The team will focus on different aspects of ground robotics, including the improvement and development of unmanned robotic vehicle systems.  Because these vehicles can be operated remotely, they help minimize the threat to the warfighter in high-risk areas.

"This contract award emphasizes CTC's commitment to developing innovative solutions to support U.S. warfighters," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC's President & Chief Executive Officer.  "The CTC team looks to make advances in ground robotics technology that will help keep our military men and women out of harm's way.  Every element is important in ground robotics from the largest of vehicles to the smallest of parts.  The team's focus on every detail will ensure that we are doing everything possible to reduce the risk facing our armed forces."

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry.  As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC's primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest.  For more information, visit

SOURCE Concurrent Technologies Corporation