QinetiQ awarded $20 million contract by Iraqi military for TALON IV

QinetiQ North American recently announced that it was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract worth $20 million from the Iraqi foreign military for its TALON IV military robots, spares and training.

The TALON IV robot provides military personnel with explosive ordinance disposal responsibilities with remote assistance to perform reconnaissance and IED detection. The robots are expected to be complete in March.

"We are proud to provide the Iraqi military with additional TALON IV robots to keep their military, first responders, and civilians safe from the extreme dangers caused by improvised explosive devices (IED)," QinetiQ North America Chief Executive Officer JD Crouch said. "TALON is a premier counter-IED robot in use in countries across the globe, to detect tens of thousands of IEDs and save countless lives."

More than 4,000 TALON robots are in use today. Their duties include counter-IED missions, hazmat missions and police operations both domestically and internationally.

QNA is known for its military technology, which includes the TALON and Dragon Runner robots and Spartacus and Raider unmanned vehicles. The units can be programmed for IED detection, hazmat/CBCRNE identification and detection, combat engineering, SWAT/MP unit assistance and reconnaissance. The units come in small, medium and large, ranging from 10 pounds to 12,500 pounds in weight.