US-based Teledyne FLIR Defense chose Eurosatory in Paris, France, to launch its new Kobra 725 modular robot today (13 June 2022). The tracked multi-mission platform delivers new capabilities and technology upgrades to the Kobra 710 unmanned ground system, with the lift capacity and mobility customers demand for operations in the harshest conditions.
At less than 250 kg, the rugged Kobra 725 is highly maneuverable, even in rough terrain, climbs stairs, and even surmounts jersey barriers. New technology includes full-HD cameras, wide angle visual/thermal mobility cameras, field-swappable radio modules, and AES-256 encryption.
Eurosatory is the international weaponry industry trade fair held every two years in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris. This year is is expected to attract 60,000 visitors with 1,800 exhibitors. It is organized by COGES in partnership with the French Ministry of Defense.
Kobra 725’s features make it ideally suited for military applications such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/counter-vehicle-borne IED missions, remote CBRN detection, weapon integration, and reconnaissance, as well as other tough jobs from building safety and hazmat inspections to nuclear power maintenance.
“Our new Kobra 725 delivers a range of upgrades and enhancements that address increasingly complex situations troops are facing on frontlines right now,” said Dr. David Cullin, vice president and general manager of Unmanned and Integrated Solutions at Teledyne FLIR Defense. “This multi-mission robot gives users a powerful, highly mobile system that keeps them out of danger areas as they evaluate and mitigate threats.
“We’re proud to offer the Kobra 725 and to continue innovating this vital platform for defense and industrial customers,” Cullin added.
Key features of the Kobra 725 include:
In 2019, the U.S. Army selected the FLIR Kobra as its Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) robotic platform and approved a five-year production contract to build upwards of 350 unmanned ground vehicles. In November 2021, the Army announced it had begun fielding CRS-H robots.
About Teledyne FLIR
Teledyne FLIR LLC ( acronym for “forward-looking infrared”) – part of Teledyne Technologies Inc. – specializes in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras and sensors. Its main customers are governments and in 2020, approximately 31% of its revenues were from the federal government of the United States and its agencies.
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