Army to get new bomb disposal robots

The British Army has announced a new deal to provide bomb disposal robots intended to provide greater protection for soldiers and the public.

50 T4 bomb disposal robots will be used in situations of bomb and hazardous material disposal. It is hoped this will greatly reduce the risk to service personnel and the public when neutralising bomb and chemical threats.

A £21 million contract with L3 Harris Technologies will deliver with the first T4 units before the end of 2024.

The robots are able to navigate narrow urban spaces and on planes, trains and buses. The robots are also able to climb stairs.

Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge said: "Procuring this high tech robot means that we can provide our forces with the tools they need to safely handle a range explosive threats.

"Rapidly delivering uncrewed systems, like the T4, that ensure our armed forces can safely face future threats is a key part of our Drone Defence Strategy."



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