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First four Harris T7 units delivered to British Army

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced on 23 December that the first four Harris T7 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots of 'Project Starter' have been delivered to the British Army following successful testing of the units in September at Kineton, Warwickshire.



The T7 EOD robot with arm in stowed position. Source: Harris Corporation


Delivery of the units was expected in 2019, but Lieutenant Colonel Thornton Daryl Hirst, section head of Remote Controlled Vehicles within the Special Projects Search and Countermeasures team of the UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment and Support organisation, said, "The first four production standard vehicles have been delivered early to the British Army, enabling us to conduct train-the-trainer packages from January onwards."