China: PLA commissions new-type robot for bomb disposal

A new robot type has entered service, as it demonstrated its capacity in a recent bomb disposal exercise by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The commissioning of such a device is an example of the PLA’s modernization as machines Read More …

Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Read More …

NATO Science presents: The robot that goes first

The UGO-1st project was launched in 2015, and you recently started working on the follow-up DEMINING ROBOTS project. What are some of the key lessons learned from UGO-1st that you are bringing forward into this new project? An important lesson Read More …

Russian peacekeepers use Uran-6 mine clearing robot in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian deminers have used the Uran-6 mine clearing robot to clear a part of the Stepanakert airport area in Nagorno-Karabakh of mines, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday. “The robot helps ensure the safety of deminers Read More …

The US Air Force wants to buy a big robot to help with bomb disposal

A year after the U.S. Army awarded a contract to build a heavy-duty robot able to dispose of bombs and other explosives, the Air Force is looking for its own system — and it wants to see what’s on the Read More …

Kingdom of Thailand incorporates seven explosive deactivation aunav.NEXT robots

aunav has supplied to an active counter-terrorism unit in Thailand with seven aunav.NEXT robots and seven aunav.VAN command and control vehicles. The robots, designed and manufactured in Spain, will help neutralize threats in the southern provinces of Thailand. Madrid, 2 Read More …

aunav presents the aunav.NEO; the only explosive disposal robot in the world with variable geometry

Press Release The new aunav.NEO can adjust its width during a mission to suit any environment at any time. It is a lightweight, demountable and portable robot which incorporates state-of-the-art technology. The aunav.NEO is developed and manufactured at the aunav Read More …

DASA UK: Market exploration: robotic and autonomous systems (platooning)

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is scoping the potential for funding opportunities to develop the use of autonomy for logistic convoy operations. On behalf of the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MOD), we want to better understand the Read More …

California: Riverside County Sheriff hazardous device team remains on call 24 hours a day

If an unexploded or suspicious explosive device is found anywhere in Riverside County, one of eight highly trained sheriff’s deputies, day or night, can climb into their unmarked truck parked at home nearest the location and be at the scene, Read More …