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L3Harris Micreo wins $46 million EOD robot contract from Defence

Defence has awarded a $46 million contract to Brisbane-based L3Harris Micreo to manufacture up to 80 new Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots.

The new robots will carry cameras and sensors that have an improved ability to find, examine and neutralise improvised explosive devices and explosive hazards.

The company’s robots will keep Australian personnel as safe as possible when operating in the field, replacing the current in-service robots, which were used in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

The Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy made the announcement on a visit to Cairns which is set to benefit from the Albanese Government’s growing investment in Defence.

“The new robots for the Australian Defence Force, to be made in Queensland, are an example of building our local industry and workforce on innovative technologies,” he said.

The Government is working closely with Australia’s defence industry, including small to medium enterprises as well as the defence primes, to both build defence capability and create local jobs, including in Queensland Conroy added.

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