Bomb & Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Having led the innovation of bomb disposal robots since the late 1960s, QinetiQ has developed a range of unique solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defense, and our tactical ground robots now operate in more than 30 countries around the world.

Ranging from the throwable Dragon Runner 10 and the back-packable Dragon Runner 20, to the battle-proven TALON robot and our unique Robotic Appliqué Kits on Bobcat loaders, our bomb disposal systems keep warfighters and first responders out of harm’s way.

 

 bomb disposal robots

Explosive Ordnance Disposal: TALON®

Large enough to get the job done yet small enough to be easily transported, the fast and mobile TALON® family of robots keeps personnel, assets and civilians out of danger.

TALON is the most widely used bomb disposal robot in the world today and continues to evolve to meet ever changing threats.

The lightweight tracked vehicles can be deployed on missions including:

  • improvised explosive device (IED) and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)
  • reconnaissance
  • communications
  • security
  • defence
  • rescue

For more information, visit the QinetiQ North America website.

 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Dragon Runner™ 10

The DR-10™ Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) is the world’s smallest modular ground robot for serious real world missions. Light enough to be thrown over obstacles for reconnaissance missions, the DR-10 readily accepts a quick-attach manipulator arm for discovering and attacking threats.

The lightweight DR-10 is equipped for a wide range of applications, especially in congested urban settings – including:

  • ordnance disposal
  • reconnaissance
  • inspection, and
  • security.

Light, tough, and modular, DR-10 meets the needs of fast moving, dismounted forces.

 Dragon Runner 10 QinetiQ North America

For more information, visit the QinetiQ North America website.

 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Dragon Runner™ 20

The DR-20™ Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) is a highly specialised system that has the ability to see around corners and into tight spaces, and the dexterity to go where personnel can’t – whether it’s under a car at a security checkpoint, or deep inside a sewer or drainpipe.

Modular and reconfigurable, DR-20’s flexibility equips it for a wide range of applications, especially in congested urban settings – including:

  • ordnance disposal
  • reconnaissance
  • inspection
  • security.

Not much larger than a child’s radio controlled vehicle, this powerful robot’s capabilities include a manipulator arm that can lift up to 10lbs.

Dragon Runner 20 QinetiQ North America

For more information, visit the QinetiQ North America website.

 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Spartacus™

Developed in partnership with Bobcat Company, the Spartacus™ robot comes in a number of variants ranging in weight from 5,000lbs to 12,500lbs.

The smallest in the Spartacus line is the robotic Bobcat T-110 diesel powered skid steer loader, which, as an example, can be equipped with mine rollers and command wire rakes designed to seek out buried munitions and command wires, as widely used by the US Army in Afghanistan. Bobcat has over 80 tools for their loaders, making Spartacus a highly versatile family of robots.

All Bobcat loaders with SJC (Selectable Joystick Controls) – from the T-110 to the largest T-870 – can be equipped with QinetiQ’s Robotic Appliqué Kit. Flexible radio options give operators an array of frequency solutions.

For more information, visit the QinetiQ North America website.