- The robots will be used by the Guardia Civil’s Explosives Deactivation and CBRN Defence Service (SEDEX) during international peace missions.
- The aunav.NEO is designed and manufactured exclusively in aunav’s facilities in Spain.
Madrid, 2 February 2022 – The Spanish Guardia Civil has recently incorporated two units of the aunav.NEO explosives deactivation robot, destined for the Explosives Deactivation and CBRN Defence Service (SEDEX). Manufactured at aunav’s facilities in Aragón, Spain, the platforms will be used in international peace missions involving members of the Guardia Civil.
The aunav.NEO is the latest and most advanced development from aunav, a brand specialised in robotic solutions for Defence and Security. It is unique on the market with its variable geometry system, making it possible to increase and decrease the width of the robot during missions to adapt to different operating environments. It is also the lightest and most versatile model in the company’s line-up.
Each of the units supplied to the Guardia Civil includes a UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) platform, an articulated robotic arm, vision and communications modules and the company’s new portable control unit, the aunav.ROCS, which has significantly reduced its weight and dimensions compared to previous devices. The robot is prepared for handling suspicious packages and opening and accessing different types of vehicles.
¨We have been working with the TEDAX of the Guardia Civil for two decades, and we are very proud of their continued reliance on our products”, said Pablo Vázquez, general director of aunav, who stressed that “we consider our Security Forces and Corps’ trust in us to be aunav’s most valuable asset”.
Specifically with regards to the aunav.NEO, Pablo Vázquez highlighted “its great versatility and the important technological leap it represents. It’s the result of aunav’s extensive experience in explosive deactivation and robotic engineering, as well as the close work with customers to improve our products”.
aunav develops leading technology for application in the field of police and military improvised explosive devices (IED) and regulatory ordnance disposal (EOD) operations, as well as in Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical (NRBC) defence activities.
More than 200 units sold in 16 countries underscores the aunav family of robots global presence, it is also backed by the trust placed in it for over two decades by the TEDAX corps of the Policía Nacional, the Guardia Civil, the Army, the Air Force and Mossos d’Esquadra.