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British Army accepted first Harris T7 robotic systems

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The British Army accepted the first four of 56 multi-mission robotic systems it ordered from Harris Corporation, UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

“These robots will go on to be an essential piece of kit, preventing harm to innocent civilians and the brave operators who make explosives safe,” – said Gavin Williamson.

“The robots will provide the Army with the latest bomb-disposal technology and will prove to be trusted companions both on UK streets and in deadly conflict zones.”

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense has awarded Harris Corporation a contract worth up to £55 million ($70 million) to provide T7 robotic systems – with a highly intuitive control interface and haptic feedback – to support U.K. explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) missions around the world.

The Harris Corporation’s T7 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) are equipped with high-definition cameras, lightning-fast datalinks, an adjustable manipulation arm, and tough all-terrain treads, allowing them to neutralise a wide range of explosive threats.

The robot provides operators with human-like dexterity and haptic force feedback from the robot arm to the remote-control handgrip. The T7’s interface provides ease of use for operators and unmatched command and control. Its precision control and dexterity shorten task completion time and improve mission effectiveness, and its rugged track system provides the outstanding mobility and maneuverability required for rough terrain.

A variety of attachments enable use of standard-issue sensors, disruptors and tools that support a wide range of missions, including HAZMAT and the ability to disable and defeat IEDs planted inside vehicles.

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