Foster-Miller Announces New $51.5 Million TALON Contract

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Foster-Miller, Inc., a QinetiQ North America company, announced today that it has received $51.5 million of new orders, on its $150 Million IDIQ (indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity) contract, for over 250 more TALON(R) robots and replacement parts from the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office administered by the Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division (NAVAIR). Fifty robots have already been delivered against these contracts and the balance will be shipped this year.

The contract announcement was made today in Washington at the Unmanned Systems of North America (AUVSI) conference where Foster-Miller is displaying its family of robots, including TALON EOD, TALON Hazmat, and TALON SWORDS, the first armed robot with a US Army safety confirmation and urgent material release, now with US forces in Iraq .

In May, Foster-Miller announced the increase in its NAVAIR contract from $63.9 to $150 million, of this the fully funded contract value is now $115.4 million and is expected to rise further.

"We appreciate the continuing support that NAVAIR is demonstrating for our family of TALON robots," said Dr. William Ribich , president and CEO of Foster- Miller. "I know that our dedicated TALON team continues to do everything it can to produce robots that help our troops stay out of harm's way as much as possible."

About Foster-Miller

Foster-Miller, Inc., is a technology and product development company with an international reputation for delivering and supporting innovative products and systems that perform under the most demanding conditions. The firm was founded in 1956 by three graduates of MIT who believed there was a need for a company that could solve clients' difficult technical problems through first- class analysis and design. Foster-Miller is certified to Aerospace Quality Management Standard AS9100 and has SW-CMM Level 3 software certification from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In November 2004 , Foster-Miller became a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ North America . Visit for further information.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America provides world-class technology and responsive solutions to U.S. government customers. More than 5,300 engineers and technologists work in partnership with customers to develop innovative technology solutions to meet the challenges of national defense, homeland security and information access. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group plc, one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit

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