Meng Model 1:35 - US Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists & Robots

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Meng Model 1:35 - US Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists & Robots #HS-003

This kit represents two American EOD specialists, both wearing bomb suits. They are equipped with two US military robots (the TALON and the iRobot 510 PackBot) and control computers.

US Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists are responsible for all kinds of ordnance, including improvised, chemical, biological and nuclear. Their primary task is to identify and neutralise dangerous unexploded munitions, military pyrotechnics and various explosive devices located both on land and under water. The EOD technicians wear Canadian EOD 9 bomb suits made of special materials that ensure a high degree of protection. 

The TALON military robot is developed by Foster-Miller Inc., an American military robotics producer. The iRobot 510 PackBot is designed by iRobot Corporation. These robots are used to help the EOD technicians perform reconnaissance and bomb disposal missions. The TALON has been used in about 20,000 EOD operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 2,000 PackBots have been deployed there as well.





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