WASHINGTON – October 8, 2018
- T7 completes rigorous qualification testing and is ready for U.K. MOD user testing
- Integrates new capabilities to advance the state-of-the-art in robotics for EOD missions
- Well positioned for global heavy EOD robot market, including U.S. Army CRS-H program
(Harris Booth #7427) — Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) T7 robot has passed a rigorous series of qualification tests, proving its capability and reliability in all expected environmental and electromagnetic conditions. The T7 robot was selected by the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide operators with advanced explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) capabilities for its Project STARTER program and is slated to complete user trials later this year. The announcement was made during the Annual Meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) being held October 8-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The Harris T7 robot incorporates cutting edge technologies such as haptic feedback to give it human-like manipulation, allowing the user to feel what the robot feels and an intuitive “fly the gripper” control system which reduces mission duration and training time. The T7 robot also provides unprecedented performance and reliability in austere environments.
“T7’s selection by the U.K. MOD represents the first of many opportunities for Harris to deliver lifesaving technology to warfighters and law enforcement personnel worldwide,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “Having now passed an all-encompassing battery of tests – including extreme temperatures, blowing sand and rain, humidity, vibration, and electromagnetic interference – T7 is ready to help keep service members and first responders out of harm’s way.”
Harris robotic solutions, including T7, are built to handle a wide range of missions, including EOD; improvised explosive device (IED) defeat; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) defeat; and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) clearance. The system’s open architecture easily integrates upgrades, future payloads, and new capabilities including autonomy and advanced ISR sensors. These capabilities make T7 an ideal solution for the worldwide heavy robot market, including the U.S. Army’s Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) robot requirement.