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Throwbot Packs Big Capability Boost in Small Package
06/08/12 — Defense News—Recon Robotics, maker of the Recon Scout XT throwable robot — now officially renamed the Throwbot XT in a nod to its cooler-sounding nickname — has made a big change to a small package. The company already has 3,700 Throwbots in use in 30 countries around the world, but none of those systems has the capability that the company is unveiling today: a microphone so users can hear what’s going on around the robot once it’s tossed into a building or over a wall. The microphone added no weight to the 1.6-pound robot, said Ernest Langdon, the company’s director…


Army Buys 27 ROVs for Underwater Inspections
03/04/09 — SeaBotix Inc.  has landed a $1.9 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for the purchase of 27 of the company’s LBV150SE-5 deep-water remote-operated vehicles. The units are designed to be easy to use, remote-controlled underwater explorers, specially designed in models suited for differing depths and levels of difficulty, to examine underwater facilities such as ship’s hulls, pipelines, the footings and supports of oil rigs and other objects that are subject to decay, but difficult to examine. The LBV (Little Benthic Vehicle) is a five-thruster unit with cameras to let the operator examine a target, and…



U.S. Army Awards Northrop Grumman Contract to Procure and Modify UAVs
11/08/08 — $97M contract win calls for the delivery of deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B UAVs plus control stations. The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a $97 million contract to procure, modify and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link,…




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