Press Release: Mine Rollers – HRI Awarded Contract for Afghan Army CHARLESTON, S.C., June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Critical Solutions International (CSI), in partnership with Humanistic Robotics Inc. (HRI), announced today the award of a contract to supply the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 464 mine rollers and associated operation and maintenance training. The contract will be managed through U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Non-Standard Equipment Office. These systems will bolster the ANA’s mine and IED clearance capability and enhance freedom of maneuver across the battlefield. CSI partnered with HRI in 2014 in order to complement its existing suite of counter IED technologies, and offer U.S. and international customers a total route clearance package. The HRI roller is part of a suite of counter IED technologies provided by CSI. This includes the purpose-built Husky route clearance vehicle, which is the #1 route clearance vehicle in the world. “Leading in accuracy, effectiveness and safety, the HRI roller is the most user-friendly and sustainable system on the market. It has been proven in the field for commercial and peace-keeping missions in Africa and the Middle East,” says CSI CEO, Patrick Callahan. “The standoff defeat capability provided by these rollers will enable our Afghan partners to make their roads safer for both the troops and civilians who travel them.” “HRI has been about building technology to make a safer world from day one,” said Samuel Reeves, HRI’s co-founder and CEO. “The HRI- CSI partnership reflects the growing need for a multi-faceted, multi-technology approach for defeating landmines and IEDs. It allows us to combine our individual company capabilities to increase survivability and save lives. Partnering with CSI, which for many years has been at the center of efforts to defeat the threat from IEDs with its Husky vehicle, is a perfect match for HRI.” About CSI and HRI CSI is a leader in the development, systems integration, and support of blast-protected vehicles and counter IED payloads. The centerpiece of CSI’s capabilities is the Husky, which, in addition to the U.S. military, is fielded by militaries around the world including Australia, Canada, Kenya, Iraq, Spain, South Africa and Turkey. HRI is a leader in rugged, low cost, low maintenance counter-mine roller systems for commercial, peacekeeping, and military applications. The ROUTE CLEARANCE ROLLER (RCR) is purpose-built to provide maximum capability with minimum sustainment for customers operating in high threat areas with limited logistical footprints.
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Humanistic Robotics, Inc., (HRI) a robotics and technology innovator dedicated to making the world safer with technology, has partnered with Critical Solutions International (CSI) to package HRI’s landmine and IED rollers with CSI’s life-saving Husky vehicle, thus increasing the capabilities of CSI’s offerings. Known for its innovative, user-centered approach, HRI developed its mine rollers with funding from the U.S. Army and has now deployed them in multiple operations across Africa and the Middle East. From commercial oil and gas development, to peacekeeping missions and army engineering missions worldwide, route clearance is on the rise. Moreover, as new conflicts involving asymmetric warfare grow across the globe, landmine/IED protection strategy becomes increasingly important. “The landmine and IED problem needs a multi-faceted toolbox to confront it, and our rollers provide an additional tool, adding value to CSI and their customers,” said Samuel Reeves, Co-Founder and CEO, HRI. “Our rollers allow for protection in higher speed situations and with CSI’s tremendous history of safe detection, it is the ideal match. We are excited to partner with such a respected company whose mission aligns so perfectly with ours.” Rollers are used to combat landmines and IEDs, with an ultimate goal of protecting the personnel traveling in a convoy where ease of use and maintenance are critical. HRI’s rollers lead in accuracy, effectiveness and safety, and offer a radical simplicity that enables users to replace most parts in minutes without the need for a maintenance depot. HRI delivers great results because the roller is calibrated to always exert the threshold ground force requirement even on very difficult, uneven roads. “HRI’s rollers provide CSI with the ability to deliver a more comprehensive offering – increasing survivability and saving lives,” said Patrick Callahan, CEO, CSI. “This need is on the rise, and a partnership like this makes perfect sense.” Connect with us on Respectfully Yours, Brian Lamont Marketing Coordinator Humanistic Robotics, Inc. 111 South Independence Mall East Suite 1010 Philadelphia, PA 19106 Phone: 267-515-5880 Email: [email protected] http://humanisticrobotics.com/