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AUVSI 2012: JIEDDO identifies robotic capability gaps

6th August 2012 - 23:51 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas

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As part of an Outreach Seminar conducted at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America, representatives from the US Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) identified some of challenges faced and prototype unmanned systems that have been explored to date to combat IED systems.

According to Cdr Cedric Richardson, branch chief in JIEDDO’s ‘defeat lane’, many of the casualties being experienced by both mounted and dismounted US forces in theatre are caused by the so-called victim-operated IEDs.

‘This is where we would like to take unmanned systems so that we can reduce those casualties. And of course we

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