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AUVSI - Joint service EOD robot family concept outlined

5th February 2009 - 10:25 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, DC


Among the highlights at this week's Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems Program Review 2009 was an update on current and future US joint service explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot activities.

"EOD has had robots out in the field since the 1990s," observed Byron Brezina. As a civilian assigned to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Naval EOD Technology Division (a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)), Brezina's overview reflected the U.S. Navy's role as "the single service manager for joint EOD technology training."

He began with a quick review of the current joint service

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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