QinetiQ TALON® Robots Shipped to Aid Ukraine
With over 50 years of proven success providing critical capabilities in support of our Defense and Security forces in the U.S. and abroad, QinetiQ is uniquely positioned to offer multi-domain solutions that ensure we get the best products and services into the hands of warfighters when and where they are most needed. When Russia invaded the Ukraine in February of 2022 more than 12 TALON robots were already in operation, and an additional 10 TALONs will be arriving soon to aid Ukrainian defense forces. The TALON has been the robot of choice in combat situations around the globe since it was first deployed over 20 years ago. With the ability to locate and dispose of explosives, identify anti-personnel mines, and conduct surveillance and reconnaissance, TALON provides safety and security for soldiers on the ground.
Approximately 50% - 60% of Russian bombs remain unexploded after deployment, posing significant danger to both military personnel and civilians. TALON not only detects the location of these bombs, but disposes of them to ensure safety risks remain low. It also gives Ukrainian soldiers an advantage in an environment where Russian land forces exceed the land forces of Ukraine by almost five times.2
The Biden administration recently announced that the U.S. will be providing an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine.3 QinetiQ is poised to assist in any way possible, standing by Ukrainian soldiers as we have since 2014.