Published on Azeri Defence, January 2018.
The contract includes the technology qualification, supply and maintenance of IGUANA E UGVs fitted to neutralise IEDs as part of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations.
The UGVs will be a component a deployable shelter solution to delivered into theatre by rail, road or sea, and will be containing the equipment to search, detect, analyse and neutralise explosive devices.
SMINEX is the first project related to EOD equipment for the French army, navy and air force. It covers a wide range of equipments such as individual protection suits, handheld detectors, X-Ray systems, water cannon and UGVs.
In the framework of this contract for a total amount of over 30 M€, ECA Group received a firm order over a timeframe of 40 months and an amount of over 10 M€ for the outcome of which is the delivery of 15 UGV IGUANA E robots equipped to neutralize Improvised Explosive Devices. Then, according to his needs and until 2024, the customer can through additional purchase orders up to an amount over 20 M€, be provided with up to 43 complementary UGV IGUANA robots and related equipment and maintain them in operational conditions.
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