RE2, Inc. Wins JIEDDO Endurance Challenge RE2, Inc. announced today that the Company’s ForeRunner Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) won the Endurance Challenge, Dismounted Support Category at the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) 2012 Counter-IED Robotics Challenge, held at Fort Benning, Georgia on June 28th.
JIEDDO held its first challenge-based acquisitions event during the U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo June 20-29. The goal of the event was to find new ways to improve speed and freedom of maneuverability in the counter-IED environment using robotics. RE2 participated in the Endurance Challenge, which measured the speed and endurance of robots over a road meant to resemble the terrain of Afghanistan and Iraq. RE2’s ForeRunner UGV recorded the fastest time to complete the dismount support, 8.6km, Counter-IED Endurance Robotics Challenge.
Check out the details in the press release.