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Robonic to deliver Kontio launcher to QinetiQ

21st January 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Robonic has received an order from QinetiQ for a third-generation Kontio pneumatic launcher, Safran Electronics & Defense announced on 17 January.

The high-pressure pneumatic launcher has been designed to launch tactical and target air vehicles of up to 140kg mass with a 70m/s exit velocity or 500kg mass at 37m/s.

Juha Moisio, managing director of Robonic, said: 'The delivery of our Kontio launcher for QinetiQ to offer to their customers around the world shows the trust in our products, support, capability and performance.

‘QinetiQ is a major supplier of aerial target drones in the global market and this contract illustrates our products and solutions portfolio's ability to address the demanding needs of the target drones market.’

Delivery will take place in March 2019.

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