L3Harris Delivers First T7 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots to US Air Force
L3Harris Technologies 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.
L3Harris T7 Multi-Mission Robotics System
T7’s highly intuitive interface redefines ease of use with immersive force feedback, providing unmatched command and control. It has the strength and dexterity to tackle any challenge. Its rugged, automotive-grade track system provides outstanding mobility and maneuverability. A variety of attachments enable use of standard-issue sensors, disruptors, and tools, supporting a wide range of commercial and military missions, including HAZMAT and vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) defeat. In the configuration shown, T7 includes a pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) camera mast, high power multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) radios.
L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris) is an American technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider that produces C6ISR systems and products, wireless equipment, tactical radios, avionics and electronic systems, night vision equipment, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors. It was formed from the merger of L3 Technologies (formerly L-3 Communications) and Harris Corporation on June 29, 2019, and was expected to be the sixth-largest defense contractor in the United States. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.