SOLON, Ohio – July 10, 2019 – HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across military, public and private sectors, announced today that it will provide the robotic arm and manipulator to QinetiQ North America (QNA) to support the U.S. Army’s Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS(I)) program.

The CRS(I) robot, back-packable for dismounted forces to enhance mission capabilities, features advanced sensors and mission modules, including the HDT Adroit® arm and manipulator, purposely designed and built for this program. The ultra-lightweight HDT arm provides unparalleled degrees of freedom and strength, while the manipulator, or gripper, provides force feedback.

“HDT robotics has pioneered major advancements in robotic arms and dexterous manipulators that are modular and scalable for many complex U.S. military mission requirements,” stated Dr. Tom Van Doren, Vice President of Blade Works, HDT’s engineering innovation center. “Expanding our robotic arm offering, founded on our ground breaking development of robust robotic actuators over a decade ago, we continue to provide mission critical technology in our HDT Adroit CRS(I) solution, supporting QNA and the U.S. Army.”

“HDT is proud to be a QinetiQ North America partner on the CRS(I) program,” added Vincent Buffa, HDT President and CEO. “Our combined technologies bring much needed ground robotics capability to our warfighters, and the CRS(I) robot is a culmination of years of passion and dedication by both organizations.”

About HDT: Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA, HDT Global is widely recognized for its industry-leading production of state-of-the-art, fully integrated expeditionary solutions, including shelters, generators, heaters, air filtration devices, robotics and other engineered technologies, currently used by U.S. and allied military units worldwide, as well as civilian government and commercial customers. Proven solutions for extreme environments. We’re there with you. For more information, visit

About QinetiQ North America: QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). QNA delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to the defense, security, commercial and utility markets. Customers rely on QNA products to increase situational awareness, aid in personal safety, enhance security and streamline operations. QNA products include unmanned systems, military survivability solutions and power sensors and control systems. QNA is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts and operates as the US arm of QinetiQ Group’s Global Products division. For more information, visit