Re­conrobotics an­nounces strong in­ter­na­tional sales


Re­conRobotics has an­nounced that its in­ter­na­tional head­quar­ters in Lugano, Switzer­land, has closed the year (2012) with strong sales of mi­cro-robot sys­tems to mil­i­tary and po­lice users in Nor­way, the Nether­lands, Switzer­land, Aus­tria, Ger­many, Hun­gary and France, in ad­di­tion to an un­spec­i­fied coun­try in the Mid­dle East.

“Our robot sales were up more than 50 per cent in 2012, and it is our in­ter­na­tional team that has led the way in the last quar­ter,” said Alan Big­nall, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Re­conRobotics. “Mil­i­tary and counter-ter­ror teams around the world are recog­nis­ing that the unique re­con­nais­sance ca­pa­bil­i­ties of our Throw­bot XT give them a big tac­ti­cal ad­van­tage dur­ing high-risk op­er­a­tions, and this is driv­ing sales at a fast clip. We ex­pect this trend to con­tinue in 2013.”

About 4,000 of the com­pany’s Re­con Scout and Throw­bot sys­tems have been de­ployed by the US mil­i­tary and in­ter­na­tional friendly forces, and by hun­dreds of law en­force­ment agen­cies world­wide. Op­er­a­tors use th­ese throw­able mi­cro-robot sys­tems to de­ter­mine the lay­out of en­closed spa­ces, iden­tify po­ten­tial IEDs and fix the lo­ca­tion of civil­ians or en­emy per­son­nel. The Throw­bot XT weighs 1.2 lbs (544 g) and can be de­ployed in five sec­onds and thrown up to 120 feet (36 m).

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