Robotics Enhancement Program
The REP mission is to inform emerging Army requirements by identifying and evaluating Non-Developmental Items (NDI), Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS), and Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) robotic systems, accessories, payloads, or software that have the potential to enhance the overall combat effectiveness of the force. Robotic Enhancement Program (REP) is an established program with a “buy/lease-try-inform” methodology designed to inform emerging Army requirements. REP utilizes a modified acquisition process for the experimentation and evaluation of robotic solutions incorporating the Near-term (2016-2020) and Mid-term (2021-2030) strategies of the Army Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) strategy. Alignment between REP and RAS fosters unity of effort, and identifies opportunities to accelerate RAS capabilities in a resource constrained environment.