A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Kobra 725 modular robot for the U.S Army.
The Kobra 725 from Teledyne Flir Defense comes with an advanced manipulator arm that can lift heavy loads and stretches to a height of nearly 4 meters to access hard-to-reach places. The robot is highly maneuverable and can operate in rough terrain, climb stairs and surmount barriers.
Teledyne Flir is a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies, the Thousand Oaks manufacturer of aerospace, marine and digital imaging products.
David Cullin, vice president and general manager of Unmanned and Integrated Solutions at Teledyne Flir Defense, said that the Kobra 725 delivers a range of upgrades and enhancements that address increasingly complex situations troops are facing on frontlines right now.
“This multi-mission robot gives users a powerful, highly mobile system that keeps them out of danger areas as they evaluate and mitigate threats,” Cullin said in a statement. “We’re proud to offer the Kobra 725 and to continue innovating this vital platform for defense and industrial customers.”
New technology includes full-HD cameras, wide angle visual/thermal mobility cameras, field-swappable radio modules, and AES-256 encryption, according to a release from the company.
Kobra 725’s features make it ideally suited for military applications such as explosive ordnance disposal/IED missions; remote chemical, biological and nuclear detection; and reconnaissance.
Shares of Teledyne (TDY) closed down $4.55, or about 1.2%, to $364.83 on the New York Stock Exchange, on a day when the Dow Jones closed down 0.5%.