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TALON, Most Widely Used Robot Across the Globe
« on: October 27, 2013, 02:40:17 AM »
QinetiQ North Americaís Talon robot is now actively being deployed in 30 countries globally including U.S., Europe and Africa. Since its introduction more than a decade ago, the TALON family of robots has earned a worldwide reputation for durability, flexibility, modularity and performance. TALON is in its fourth generation of upgrades, maintaining ever-advancing capabilities for military forces, fire departments, police bomb squads, combat engineers and an expanding portfolio of customers.

Most recently, QNA received a new contract to ship additional robots to the Iraqi Army. Additionally, TALONís use is expanding in Central Europe with deployments in both the Czech Republic and Poland, among other countries. The robot is primarily used for remote reconnaissance, improvised explosive device (IED) detection and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) mission support by military forces.

TALONs are tough robots and in Iraq alone, were blown up an average of 13 times by enemy bombs and repaired in robot hospitals to return to the fight and defeat over 30,000 IEDs. TALONs conduct hazardous tasks while keeping military and law enforcement personnel, property assets, and civilians out of harmís way.

ďWarfighters, first responders and civilians are constantly put into harmís way,Ē said J.D. Crouch, Chief Executive Officer, QinetiQ North America. ďWith TALONís robust design, multiple configurations and accessories, our medium robot has become a world-class lifesaver, and we are proud to provide its capabilities to countries around the globe.Ē

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Re: TALON, Most Widely Used Robot Across the Globe
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 02:55:58 AM »
Why is a press release from a military sales company supposed to be interesting?

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Re: TALON, Most Widely Used Robot Across the Globe
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 07:51:48 AM »
Well címon on Wall Street
Donít be slow
Why this is war a-go-go
Thereís plenty good money to be made
By suppliní the Army with the tools of the trade


And itís 1, 2, 3, whatíre we fighting for?
Donít ask me, I donít give a damn
Next stop is vietnam
And itís 5, 6, 7, open up the pearly gates
Well there ainít no time to wonder why
Whoopee! weíre all gonna die
Mmmmmmmm....Cookies

Offline jwatte

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Re: TALON, Most Widely Used Robot Across the Globe
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 12:46:34 PM »
Why is a press release from a military sales company supposed to be interesting?

Because it's robot related?
And posting information about it on a robot-related site will generate search term scoring improvements for search engines?
Hence, very interesting, to the people doing the press release.

Offline Roman505

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Re: TALON, Most Widely Used Robot Across the Globe
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 01:40:29 PM »
Well címon on Wall Street
Donít be slow
Why this is war a-go-go
Thereís plenty good money to be made
By suppliní the Army with the tools of the trade

And itís 1, 2, 3, whatíre we fighting for?
Donít ask me, I donít give a damn
Next stop is vietnam
And itís 5, 6, 7, open up the pearly gates
Well there ainít no time to wonder why
Whoopee! weíre all gonna die
From Country Joe's "Feel like I'm fixing-to-die rag" to save some younger people googling.

The line I recall is:
"Be the first one on your block
To have your boy come home in a box."

@jwatte: quite so. :)

 


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