ReconRobotics, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $13.9 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force for up to 1,000 of it?s recently unveiled Throwbot XT?s. The advanced Throwbot was introduced this month at Eurostary 2012. The U.S. Military is acquiring more of the miniature, throwable, mobile robots to provide four- and five-man fire teams with immediate video and audio reconnaissance capabilities. Throwbot XT is ideally suited for urban warfare and compound clearing operations. It can be thrown up to 120 feet, and has an infrared optical system that allows it to see in complete darkness. Various accessories allow mounting onto a pole or bayonet to suit various surveillance scenarios. The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will streamline the purchasing process for deploying Army and Marine Corps units and speed delivery on the company’s pre-priced micro-robot systems and accessories. ReconRobotics has already received and begun delivering the first order under this contract for 84 robots.