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L3Harris Technologies Delivers Final Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot to UK Ministry of Defence for Project STARTER

Space & Airborne Systems
Jun 28, 2021 | 2 MINUTE Read

LONDON — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has delivered the 122nd explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), completing its contract to replace their existing aging fleet of remote-controlled vehicles.

L3Harris delivered the final T7 robot in support of the MOD’s Project STARTER, which replaced the fleet in use since 1995. The MOD contracted L3Harris initially to deliver 56 robots in 2017 and extended the program in 2019 to 122 robots. L3Harris met each delivery milestone on time over a 30-month period from October 2018 to March 2021 despite the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.   

The British Army has deployed the T7 robot in the UK, Cyprus, and Gibraltar. The T7 is being actively trialled and assessed by a number of other military and law enforcement agencies around the world.

The T7 achieves the right combination of strength and durability to complete EOD missions without the need for costly repairs. The robot is purpose-built to operate in extreme conditions and offers support for high-calibre EOD disruptors. Its unique haptic grip controller also provides precision critical to complex tasks, keeping soldiers out of harm’s way.

The T7 robot will be highlighted at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference in London this September.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

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