FLIR Systems Announced as Sponsor for the Virtual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2021 Conference

SMi Group Reports: FLIR Systems joins five other sponsors for the upcoming Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference taking place virtually this April.

London, United Kingdom, January 16, 2021 --( In recent news, The U.S. Army’s heavy common ground robot has reached full-rate production, less than a year after FLIR Systems won the contract to deliver the system. Under the current order, FLIR is delivering 34 systems, however, if all options are exercised in the contract, the firm could deliver approximately 350 robots.

FLIR also provides the US Army with a medium-sized unmanned ground vehicle — the Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II. FLIR is delivering the Centaur UGV for that program as well as supplying the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force with the same capability. *

With this in mind, SMi Group are delighted to announce FLIR Systems have recently joined the exciting sponsor line-up at Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems, taking place virtually on the 12th and 13th April 2021 along with Domo Tactical Communications, Idan Drive, Rheinmetall Canada, Rowden Technologies, and Safran Group.

For those interested in attending it is £299 for military and government personnel, and just £999 for commercial organisations. Register at

The two-day event will also host four presentations from the US Army, including the Futures Command and the Naval Special Warfare Directorate on how they plan to advance the US robotics portfolio.

• Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist (Robotics ST), US Army
• Lieutenant Colonel Chris Orlowski, Product Manager Robotic Combat Vehicles, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
• Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, Futures and Concepts Center, US Army Futures Command
• Senior Chief Petty Officer James Harvey, Senior Enlisted Advisor, N9 Future Concepts and Innovation Directorate, US Naval Special Warfare Command

The full agenda can be viewed at

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems
12th - 13th April 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsors & Exhibitors: Domo Tactical Communications, FLIR Systems, Idan Drive, Rheinmetall Canada, Rowden Technologies and Safran Group

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

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