QinetiQ North America's TALON Robot Selected by Iraq

QinetiQ North America's TALON Robot Selected by Iraq

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced it is being awarded a $20 million,
firm-fixed-price contract for its TALON(R) IV military robots, spares and
training.

RESTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - QinetiQ North
America (QNA) today announced it is being awarded a $20 million,
firm-fixed-price contract for its TALON® IV military robots, spares and
training. The contract will support foreign military sales to Iraq.

The TALON IV robot provides the Iraqi military's explosive ordnance disposal
technicians with a man-transportable capability to remotely perform
reconnaissance and IED detection. Work will primarily be performed in Waltham,
Mass., as well as Iraq, and is expected to be completed by March 2014.

"We are proud to provide the Iraqi military with additional TALON IV robots to
keep their military, first responders, and civilians safe from the extreme
dangers caused by improvised explosive devices (IED)," said JD Crouch, Chief
Executive Officer, QinetiQ North America. "TALON is a premier counter-IED
robot in use in countries across the globe, to detect tens of thousands of
IEDs and save countless lives."

With more than 4,000 of these life-saving robots in use today, TALON continues
to be the robot of choice for counter- IED missions, police operations and
hazmat missions both domestically and internationally.

From the rugged TALON® and Dragon Runner™ robots to the Spartacus™ and Raider™
unmanned vehicles, QNA offers a full range of durable, reliable and flexible
unmanned systems weighing from 10 to 12,500 pounds. QNA's family of robots
includes small, medium and large unmanned vehicles that can be configured for
specific tasks such as IED detection, CBRNE/hazmat detection and
identification, reconnaissance, combat engineering and SWAT/MP unit
assistance. Whether the mission is supporting a bomb squad protecting life and
property in an urban environment or a dismounted warfighter assessing threats,
QNA's robots deliver.

Operating as the U.S. component of QinetiQ's Global Products division, QNA's
Technology Solutions business unit is a world leader in robotic technology
solutions that save lives in defense, security and first responder
environments. For more information, please see our website
http://www.qinetiq-na.com, read our blog techblog.qinetiq-na.com and follow us
on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/qinetiqna or Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/QinetiQNorthAm.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc. Operating in
North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and
innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and
commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals
deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission
knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly
changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information
assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. For more
information visit http://www.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at
http://www.facebook.com/qinetiqna.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version
including any supplementary images or video, visit
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11165688.htm

CONTACT: QinetiQ North America
         Katerina Paskaris
         katerina.paskaris@qinetiq-na.com
         +1 (703) 480-5836
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.