French and Israeli military buy stealthy and quiet robotic device from Poland
WARSAW, (BM) – TRM Tactical Mobility Robots will go to Israel and France. Officers from these countries have ordered TRM robots in a configuration with the ability to carry and fire flashbang grenades, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
These will be the next users of the TRM robots, which, apart from the counter-terrorist units of the Polish police, received, among others, to the special unit G.I.S. [Gruppo di Intervento Speciale] of the Italian Carabinieri Corps.
TRM is a device for applications supporting anti-terrorist operations, created in response to the threats posed by the reconnaissance of the area carried out by special units before starting the action.
This small and light (weight 1.5 kg) robot enables the reconnaissance of an area or object, providing additional information in the form of image and sound, and detection of, for example, improvised explosive devices or other dangerous objects placed there, thus increasing the safety of officers taking action.
What is equally important, the TRM robot can also be used to support the work of larger pyrotechnic robots, such as IBIS, acting as additional “eyes”, allowing you to view a suspicious object or load from an additional camera, from different angles. Especially that the image from the camera installed on the robot can be transmitted to a pyrotechnic vehicle or the operation command center.
True to its name, the TRM can be thrown and can withstand a 9 meter drop onto a hard surface. This allows the operator to put the robot into action safely for the operator, given that the range of the control system ranges from 30 m in buildings to 350 m in an open space.
The main structural element of the TRM is a cylindrical body containing a silent drive system consisting of two electric motors [each drives one wheel] and two elastic, rubber wheels placed on the sides of the robot. The shape of the wheels, their “tread” and the material they are made of, provide the robot with adequate traction in the field and on slippery surfaces (eg stone floors), as well as maneuverability and basically noiseless movement.
The body also houses: a camera, microphone and illuminators of white light and / or infrared. The viewing angle of the camera can be steplessly adjusted in the full range of 360 °, without the need for tools, which is possible by rotating the stabilizer around the horizontal axis of the body. Thanks to this solution, it is possible, for example, to point the camera vertically upwards to inspect the chassis of the inspected vehicle.
The Tactical Thrown Robot can be equipped with accessories, i.e. blinding and stun charges. This makes it possible to use it, for example, to introduce disorganization and panic in the group of attackers.
TRM is controlled by a control panel with a joystick and adjustment buttons, among others. the volume of transmission and the speed of movement of the robot, a 4.3 ”display and two foldable antennas. It was also equipped with the possibility of digital recording of video and sound on an SD card [max. Capacity up to 32 GB].
The record can be copied to external media via the micro USB connector. The control panel also has a built-in speaker that plays sounds recorded by a microphone mounted on the TRM and an output for headphones. Three robots can be controlled simultaneously with one panel.
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