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UGV contract for Netherlands EODD

The Netherlands Defence Material Organization has ordered Dragon Runner 20 UGV's for the Dutch EODD.

The Dragon Runner 20 SUGV provides a rugged, flexible solution to ordnance disposal, reconnaissance, inspection, and security in military and first responder applications. It provides an extra set of eyes 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.

Originally designed for the U.S. Marine Corps, the basic model of the Dragon Runner 20 SUGV weighs in at only 20 pounds, measuring just 12.2 inches wide, 16.6 inches long and 6 inches high. Although not much larger than a child’s remote-controlled vehicle, this powerful robot packs an array of mission-ready capabilities.

Dragon Runner 20 SUGV can lift from 5 to 10 pounds with its manipulator arm, which has a rotating shoulder, wrist and grippers for dexterity. It can also expand its mission capabilities when fitted with tracks for enhanced mobility. Reconnaissance/surveillance options for the robot include day/night cameras, pan/tilt/zoom cameras, motion detectors and a microphone for listening capability. Dragon Runner 20 SUGV also has extended radio frequency operating capabilities and can operate in a jammed environment.