U.K. MoD Selects L3 Harris to deliver 50 T4 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots

It follows L3Harris' Project STARTER, replacing the legacy EOD robot fleet with 122 T7™ systems operational since 2019.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 10:27 AM, May 13, 2024
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U.K. MoD Selects L3 Harris to deliver 50 T4 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots
T4™ ROBOTIC SYSTEM

The U.K. Ministry of Defence awarded L3Harris an $18 million contract for 50 medium-sized T4™ explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots to tackle urban explosive threats.

The contract covers robot delivery, in-country support, maintenance, and training. It follows L3Harris' Project STARTER, replacing the legacy EOD robot fleet with 122 T7™ systems operational since 2019.

Like the T7, the T4 robots will play an integral role in enhancing the EOD capabilities leveraged by the British Army,” said Lt. Gen. Simon Hamilton, Director General Land, Defence Equipment and Support, U.K. MOD. “Critical to the MOD’s land modernization ambitions is the prioritization of agile, modular and highly capable technology built to tackle the demands of the future threat environment. The versatile T4 is a significant step forward in achieving this.”

U.K. MoD Selects L3 Harris to deliver 50 T4 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots
T7™ MULTI-MISSION ROBOTIC SYSTEM

We’re ready to deliver these critical systems to the U.K. armed forces for their EOD operators,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “The T4 robots offer many of the same capabilities and intuitive control as the T7 robot but in a more compact footprint, allowing operators to safely access threats in much smaller spaces.”

Following the U.K. contract, L3Harris also won contracts for T4 and T7 robots with the Australian Defence Force and the U.S. Air Force. The Australian robots will enhance Air Force unit capabilities starting in mid-2024, while over 100 T7 robots are supporting U.S. Air Force EOD missions globally, with many already operational.

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