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