September 28, 2021
AeroVironment’s Telerob subsidiary has announced it received a multi-million dollar firm-fixed-price order from the Latvian Ministry of Defense for the procurement of telemax EVO HYBRID and tEODor EVO unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and engineering support for the Latvian National Armed Forces. The company said delivery of the UGVs is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.
“Every year, Latvian Explosive Ordnance Disposal forces neutralize ammunitions of various caliber rifles, artillery shells, minesweepers, aviation bombs and other objects by the thousands,” said Brian Young, vice president and product line general manager of unmanned ground vehicles at AeroVironment. “With the deployment …, Latvian Explosive Ordnance Disposal units can continue to detect, identify, disarm and render safe explosive devices found throughout the territory of Latvia, as well as in international peacekeeping operations, and they can do so safely and efficiently from a greater standoff distance.”
The tEODor EVO is purpose-built for explosive ordnance disposal and disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The UGV features a six-axis manipulator with telescopic reach, is capable of lifting up to 220 pounds (100 kg), and can precisely handle hazardous materials with a 12-inch (300 mm) gripper that features an integrated laser range-finder, video input and data interface. The dual-track drive system includes independent high-torque motors that lets it traverse multiple gradients, high obstacles, or steep inclines.
The telemax EVO HYBRID UGV with compact dimensions can lift up to 82 pounds (37 kg), and features a six-axis precision manipulator with Tool Center Point Control to give operators human-like control and a four-track drive system with auto-leveling to handle multiple gradients, gaps, and terrains. The HYBRID is also equipped with high-definition pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras to produce razor-sharp images with four simultaneous video feeds, AeroVironment said.
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