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Offline WebbotTopic starter

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UK companies win US Army contract
« on: July 03, 2010, 06:40:16 PM »
Always good for us UK guys (and Euro folk)  to blow our own trumpet.

USA is paying us 350 million to provide air surveillance equipment for Iraq - see homepage with vids at http://www.hybridairvehicles.net/ and their co-winner for UAVs at http://www.bbsr.co.uk/

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Re: UK companies win US Army contract
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 09:46:46 AM »
I posted this ages ago  :P
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=9169.0

Interesting though . . . how many did the US buy, and was it just to 'try them out' or a serious purchase?

I'm not sure how much these cost, but $350m sounds like just three, plus a few years of full support and parts . . . (just a comment, not insulting you tea monopolizing British hehe :P)

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Re: UK companies win US Army contract
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 06:08:37 PM »
350million is probably in pounds so maybe closer to 700million US dollars.
Not really related but a British inventor also got commissioned for a design for cutting down barbed wire using exposives and sharpened metal. Wish I could provide a video to it as its very cool but simle in design

 


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