AeroVironment, a worldwide chief in clever, multi-domain robotic techniques, in the present day introduced it was granted clearance from the German authorities and accomplished the previously announced acquisition of Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH (Telerob), in a $45.4 million (€37.5 million) money transaction and the pay-off of roughly $9.4 million (€7.8 million) in Telerob’s debt at closing. Telerob now operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AeroVironment.
“Our acquisition of Telerob marks a big enlargement to our portfolio of clever, multi-domain robotic techniques, from small and medium unmanned plane techniques, to tactical missile techniques and now, unmanned floor automobiles,” stated Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief government officer. “We welcome the gifted Telerob staff and look ahead to delivering much more functionality to our clients within the United States and greater than 50 allied international locations around the globe.”
“The complete Telerob staff is happy to affix forces with AeroVironment so we will ship our expanded providing to present and new clients around the globe,” stated Norbert Gebbeken, Telerob managing director. “Delivering clever, multi-domain robotic options, each within the air and on the bottom, might help extra clients obtain their mission targets. Working along with the AeroVironment staff sooner or later has the potential to create much more compelling options in a number of purposes and industries.”
Founded in 1994, Telerob presents one of many trade’s most superior and complete turn-key unmanned floor robotics options, together with the telemax and tEODor EVO household of UGVs, fully-equipped transport automobiles and coaching, restore and assist companies. Telerob’s cutting-edge options safely and successfully carry out quite a lot of harmful missions, together with explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), hazardous supplies dealing with (HAZMAT) and chemical, organic, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) menace evaluation. Telerob’s ruggedized UGVs possess all-terrain capabilities and supply a number of the most superior, specialised, precision manipulators, autonomous performance and intuitive operation to ship a excessive diploma of mission flexibility. Telerob’s clients span 45 international locations and quite a few purposes, together with homeland safety, emergency response and protection. Telerob is predicated close to Stuttgart, Germany.
AeroVironment submitted a proposal with Telerob for the United States Air Force 10-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Large Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robotic program, introduced in October 2020. The Air Force has not introduced the awardee for this program.
To be taught extra about superior floor robotic options from Telerob, an AeroVironment Company, go to www.avinc.com/ugv.
Photo courtesy of AeroVironment.