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NZ seeks replacement EOD robots

9th August 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in London


The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is seeking replacement explosive ordnance (EOD) disposal robots, with an RfP recently issued on 4 August.

The requirement covers both UGVs and neutralisation systems that 'enable EOD operators to operate remotely in extremely hazardous situations', according to the tender document.

The new equipment will be used by the New Zealand Army’s EOD detachment for civil, military and counter-terrorism scenarios. This was made explicit: ‘To provide sufficient capability to meet required outputs, there is a need for the solution(s) to encompass normal domestic EOD operations and special operations domestic operations.’

The ‘Bomb Squad’, as it

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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