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Now IOP Compatible!


Since its introduction more than a decade ago, QinetiQ North America’s TALON® family of robots has earned a reputation for durability, flexibility, modularity and performance in keeping personnel, assets and civilians out of harm’s way.

In military, law enforcement and first responder applications, these lightweight tracked vehicles are widely deployed for improvised explosive device (IED) and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), reconnaissance, communications, CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive)/hazmat, security, heavy lift, defense and rescue missions.Large enough to get the job done, yet small enough to be easily transported, the TALON is a remarkable achievement in robotic technology.

The TALON is fast and mobile, able to climb stairs, negotiate rock piles, overcome concertina wire and plow through snow. The robots have been used worldwide, from Ground Zero after the 2001 World Trade Center attack, to IRAQ and Afghanistan, searching for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and assisting with security during major sporting events.

A TALON for every mission:

arrow_orange  Learn more about our next generation of TALON!  TALON VIOP compatible, faster, HD video camera and improved communications! Read press release.

Expertise in Action:

TALON in Iraq — TALON robots can take a punch and stay in the fight. One was blown off the roof of a Humvee in Iraq while the Humvee was crossing a bridge over a river. TALON flew off the bridge and plunged into the river below. Soldiers later used its operator control unit to drive the robot back out of the river and up onto the bank so they could retrieve it.

TALON at Ground Zero after the 2001 World TradeTALON_WTC_911
Center attack in NY City.
TALON electronics withstood 45 straight days of being decontaminated twice-a-day without failing.

TALON searches for Boston Marathon bombing suspect
The robot of choice for MA State Police and Boston Police Department. TALON was called to the scene shortly after the first bomb went off at the Marathon Finish Line.  TALON combed the streets in search of the bombing suspect and was tasked with identifying BosMarathonpotential hazards, explosives and kept civilians and law enforcement officials away from danger.

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