Teledyne FLIR Defense Delivers 127 Unmanned Ground Vehicles to German Army

Teledyne FLIR Defense
Teledyne FLIR Defense

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced today at Eurosatory that it has completed the delivery of 127 PackBot® 525 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the German Army (Deutsches Heer).

Final shipments are expected in July. Contract signing and deliveries were facilitated through Teledyne FLIR's partner, European Logistic Partners (ELP) in Wuppertal, Germany.

The Teledyne FLIR PackBot 525 is the most advanced model of the company's signature ground robot, used by US and international defense forces since 2001. Deployed in rugged, war zones up to 27 kg, from the caves of Afghanistan to the IED-filled roads of Iraq. PackBot ensures the safety of operators while performing a wide variety of tasks such as bomb disposal, close surveillance and situations involving hostages or hazardous materials.

“This new delivery of unmanned assets will provide German soldiers with more than a hundred versatile UGVs with upgraded features and technology that protect them from harm during dangerous missions,” said Tom Frost, general manager of Teledyne FLIR Defense Unmanned Ground Systems. “PackBot is the world's most reliable anti-IED robot, and this latest shipment adds to the German Army's Teledyne FLIR unmanned ground vehicle inventory.

"We are proud to work with ELP and deepen our longstanding relationship with the German Army at this critical and challenging time for European security," said Frost.

Simon Weiss, managing director of ELP: “We are pleased to work with Teledyne FLIR to provide the best solutions to the German Army. Communication, coordination and teamwork were essential to ensure the program's success today. These ground robots are vital to future security efforts inside and outside Germany.”

Working in 57 countries, PackBots helped destroy more than 70.000 IEDs. The advanced UGV offers enhanced communication, a tablet-based controller, and a common architecture that allows users to quickly connect cameras and other attachments to suit different mission requirements. PackBot accepts a wide variety of sensors to detect chemical, biological and nerve agents, radiation levels and explosives, among its many features.

About Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is the world leader in intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications, with approximately 4.000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives.

About Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of advanced digital imaging products and software, instrumentation, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineering systems. Teledyne's operations are primarily located in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Western and Northern Europe.

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