CLINTON, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) subsidiary Remotec Inc. and its partner Autonomous Solutions Inc. have delivered a stronger, heavier and more capable robot to the Los Angeles Police Department, allowing officers to perform more missions more safely.
The Caterpillar TL1255 Telehandler can be operated remotely from a distance of up to one mile, has a forward reach of more than 40 feet, an extension height of 50 feet, and a lift capacity of 12,000 pounds. Armed with these new capabilities, first responders and special weapons and tactics teams (SWAT) can more effectively respond to emergency situations, including explosive ordnance disposal, hazardous material response (HAZMAT) and port security.
The Telehandler is Remotec's first offering from a new heavy-duty line of roboticized construction-grade equipment.
"Remotec is delivering innovative, integrated solutions that reduce the dangers of dealing with some of the most serious threats facing first responders, enabling them to keep that danger at a distance," said Mike Knopp, president of Remotec Inc. "With the delivery of the robotic Telehandler, we've reached an important milestone for Remotec and our customers: We can now offer them an additional class of unmanned ground vehicles designed to meet new and emerging threats head on."
For more than 20 years, Remotec has been keeping danger at a distance by providing rugged and dependable hazardous duty robotics for military, explosive aordnance demolition, HAZMAT, law enforcement, SWAT and other first responder applications worldwide. Remotec is based in Clinton, Tenn., and is the largest provider of robots to the first responder market.
Autonomous Solutions Inc. is a market leader in vehicle automation, multi-vehicle command and control, and the Society of Automotive Engineers Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems implementation.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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