USAF Fielding New T7 Robots from L3Harris for EOD


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(Daily Defense) The U.S. Air Force’s 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., has received the first of 170 L3Harris [LHX] T7 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots to be fielded at Air Force bases globally.

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) said that the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., has also received the T7 and, like the 96th Test Wing, has begun training with it.

Last September, the Air Force awarded L3Harris a 10-year contract worth up to $85 million for the T7s, which are to replace the two decade-old Northrop Grumman [NOC] F6A robot, which saw service during the second Iraq War to disarm improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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