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Eurosatory 2022: ICP Newtech unveils Avenger LT EOD robot

The Avenger LT traverses rugged terrain. (ICP Newtech)

Irish firm ICP Newtech has unveiled the Avenger LT explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot at the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris.

Speaking to Janes , a company spokesperson described the Avenger LT as the “little brother” of the Avenger EOD robot, which was first announced in January 2017.

Janes understands that the Avenger LT has completed field trials and testing, and is ready to be shipped to customers.

The Avenger LT is lighter and more basic than its larger forerunner, having been designed for greater ruggedness and ease of use. The Avenger LT weighs in at 80 kg as opposed to the 120 kg weight of its older sibling, and is equipped with a six-axis manipulator arm as opposed to the seven-axis arm on the standard Avenger.

Speaking to Janes , Kieran Nolan, director of engineering at ICP Newtech, said that the Avenger LT was developed in response to a requirement from an unspecified international organisation. “What they (the customer) were looking for was something that they can deploy anywhere in the world, that's very easy to use, that has a low training burden for training local groups to use this equipment, and something that's robust,” he said.

“The concept behind this is pure ease: fast deployment, ease of use … We just wanted something that we could point and go and just do the job quickly, something leveraging on the technology of this larger robot (the Avenger), but with an emphasis on ruggedness and simplification of operations,” he added.


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