Army bomb disposal experts in Northern Ireland have received a new state-of-the-art robot.
The latest T7 Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV) apparently allows the operator to “feel” the suspicious object as they investigate, and is also fitted with high-definition camera equipment.
It is set to become the main RCV for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search (EOD&S) Regiment units across the UK.
The regiment recently tweeted photographs of the new robot in action at a military base in Ballykinler, County Down.
321 EOD&S Sqn putting their new #STARTER RCV through its paces on Ex FELIX STARTER in NI. Over the coming months, STARTER will become the main #RCV for all of the Regt’s #EOD Sqns across the UK. 💣💥👍🏻 @BritishArmy @InnovationArmy #ArmyBombDisposal #RobotsSaveLives #FetchFelix pic.twitter.com/WfyvmNPFrI
— 11 EOD & Search Regiment (@11_EOD_Regiment) February 28, 2020
Source: Forces Net