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QinetiQ’s TALON Robots Now in Use in Afghanistan Under a UOR
07/09/10 — QinetiQ is supplying its proven Talon robots to the UK Ministry of Defense for route proving and clearance, under the British Army’s Talisman program. Deployed since April 2010 in Afghanistan, but only just announced, Talisman is the Army’s latest weapon to help counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines. Delivered as an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) collectively worth more than £180m ($272M), Talisman is a suite of vehicles that provide an integrated route proving and clearance capability that is operated by the Royal Engineers. Much of the work on the Thales led Talisman project has been…

QinetiQ Lands $56.4M Contract to Sell Talon to Navy
06/29/09 — The company formerly known as Foster-Miller, Inc. has announced a $56.4 million contract to supply Talon remote-operated vehicles to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, which will use them for bomb disposal. The contract is for Talon Gen IV robots, parts, spare kits and related parts and service on a non-time-limited contracted. The announcement from Technology Solutions Group (TSG), which was known as Foster-Miller, Inc. until it was acquired by U.K.-based QinetiQ in 2004, said the company expects to finish the contract in early 2010. The U.S. Army, Navy and other services have been testing and deploying Talons since they were…

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