Pentagon to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

Worrisome threats from a resurgent Russia and provocative China have made great power competition the No. 1 topic among military officials and analysts, but it wasn’t so long ago that counterterrorism and improvised explosive devices were the buzzwords du jour Read More …

82nd Airborne tests new portable robot for individual Soldiers

A new robot that can be transported by an individual Soldier conducting dismounted operations is being tested by the 82nd Airborne Division. During a three-week operational test, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s mission was to validate the effectiveness of the Read More …

UK Ministry of Defence Exercises Option to Purchase T7 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots from L3Harris Technologies

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has exercised a $46 million (£36 million) contract option with L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to provide T7™ robotic systems to support domestic explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) missions. This award is an option to the $70 million Read More …

2019 Eifel Krabben IED Rodeo

Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training June 3-13, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. EOD members from different nations are featured in the course of this exercise, called Read More …

DHS S&T Seeks Partners for First Responder Technology R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) invites industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community to submit white papers related to 12 first responder technology funding opportunities. The new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation (BAA 18-02 Call 0001) will remain Read More …

Learn from the UK MoD as the UK Defence Secretary commits £66m to fast-track military robotic projects, at SMi’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2019

SMi reports: Under four weeks until SMi’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference, taking place in London on 3rd and 4th April 2019, learn from the UK MoD as UK military robotic projects get fast tracked It has been announced Read More …

QinetiQ North America Awarded $90 Million IDIQ Contract to support sustainment of TALON® family of robotic systems

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that it has been awarded a $90 Million IDIQ contract to support the overall sustainment actions of the Tactical Adaptable Light Ordnance Neutralization (TALON®) family of robotic systems for the US Army.  QNA will Read More …