Neya Systems Tapped to Develop U.S. Department of Defense Unmanned Multi-Robot Software Functionality

Applied Research Associates Inc.’s (ARA) Neya Systems Division recently announced it has been awarded a contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the U.S. Department of Defense to create a Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) plugin to coordinate and deploy unmanned, robotic platforms with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) sensors. The $1 million contract calls for the integration of Neya Systems’ Mission Planning and Management System (MPMS) as a TAK-enabled tool that allows operators to coordinate and task a large array of manned and unmanned systems for performing CBRN missions. DTRA aims to leverage this TAK plugin for enhanced CBRN situational awareness to protect military and civilian populations from intentional or incidental chemical or biological threats.

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