At SHOT Show, Med-Eng announced the launch of the AVENGER Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) at booth #12762. This bomb disposal and tactical robot has been engineered to provide police and military response teams with enhanced capabilities to manage ongoing and emerging threats posed by terrorists, particularly in urban environments where Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) are of concern.
The AVENGER, designed and manufactured by ICP NewTech, is a mid-sized ROV with most of the operational capabilities typically found only in much larger and more expensive robots, according to the company. Its performance-to-size ratio is outstanding and reflects the advanced electro-mechanical engineering that guided its development. The AVENGER’s highly dextrous arm and claw can easily reach inside, above and below cars, pick-up trucks and delivery vans, to remotely investigate suspicious devices, such as IEDs.
The AVENGER's system includes an on-board computer that fuses data from multiple Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive (CBRNE) sensors and cameras, and relays it to a command post. This integrated sensor suite provides a mission-critical tool for managing CBRNE and Hazmat threats, such as a terrorist’s ‘dirty bomb’, and mitigating risks to the surrounding public. The numerous sensor ports are compatible with many specialised sensors that bomb squads already have, so they can make use of their existing equipment and attach new tools in the future.