UK Ministry of Defenceto buy explosive ordnance disposal robots from L3Harris Technologies

The United Kingdom´s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has exercised a USD 46 million (£36 million) contract option with L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to provide T7™ robotic systems to support domestic explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) missions, the company said.

This award is an option to the USD 70 million (£55 million) contract the MOD awarded L3Harris in 2017 for T7 robotic systems for the military´s overseas EOD missions.

The T7 robot´s interface provides ease of use for operators and unmatched command and control. The robot provides operators with human-like dexterity and haptic force feedback from the robot arm to the remote-control handgrip.

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 USD 17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries.