AMTI debuts new Seeker robot designed to identify and destroy IEDs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., 1 August 2006. The Technical Solutions Group (TSG) of AMTI introduces its next-generation Seeker Series robot. The R-500 is designed for repeated use in reconnaissance and surveillance to identify and destroy IED and other threats. The Seeker Series robots also are capable of deploying a sensor to collect intelligence on chemical, biological, and similar threats.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., 1 August 2006. The Technical Solutions Group (TSG) of AMTI introduces its next-generation Seeker Series robot. The R-500 is designed for repeated use in reconnaissance and surveillance to identify and destroy IED and other threats. The Seeker Series robots also are capable of deploying a sensor to collect intelligence on chemical, biological, and similar threats.

The R-500, the newest robot technology developed by AMTI TSG, provides quality optics and improved user viewing. Users benefit from a Heads Up Display (HUD) for hands-free viewing or the LCD monitor for collaboration viewing. An optional helmet-mounted viewing device is also available.

Both the camera and the truck are operable to plus/minus 1000 feet, at speeds up to 35 mph, providing increased range and reducing personnel exposure and risk. The two cameras provide a pan and tilt target camera, and a fixed-view camera for driving the robot.

The R-500 not only recons, but utilizes a disposable trailer to transport a 25-pound payload, such as a charge or sensor. The unit then returns to the operator. Heavy-duty shocks, a sealed motor, and a wide 18-inch wheel base provide durability and stability in the field. The unit measures 16 inches high and 22 inches long.

The Technical Solutions Group (TSG) of AMTI supports military, government and law enforcement agencies with three product families: tactical communications gear; Explosive Ordnance Disposal support equipment including IED Defeat Seeker Series Robots and Training Devices; and its unique, patent-pending QuickLock Secure Cargo System.

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