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Telemax EOD robot
The Telemax is a remote-controlled EOD robot used by the Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service for disarming improvised explosives, such as roadside bombs and car bombs. The robot helps to significantly reduce the risks run by EOD teams.
The Telemax is mainly intended for use abroad. Its relative lightness (75 kilos) gives it the advantage of being easily transportable, allowing it to be taken along on patrols.
Minimum height 75 cm
Minimum length 80 cm
Minimum width 40 cm
Maximum operating height 214 cm
Weight 75 kg
In use with Royal Netherlands Army, Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service (DEODS)
Features The Telemax is equipped with 4 ‘flippers’ with adjustable caterpillar tracks. These ‘flippers’ give the robot the capability of dealing with difficult obstacles, such as staircases and the dimensions of the robot allow it to be used in houses. In exceptionally dangerous situations, the Telemax is capable of carrying out the tasks of the EOD team members.
The Telemax is operated by remote control, either radiographically or via a cable link. The robot has caterpillar tracks and is battery-driven.
The Telemax is equipped with 6 cameras. Images from the cameras are displayed on the control panel. The cameras transmit clear images, even in the dark.
The Telemax has a manipulator arm with a ‘gripper’, allowing the robot to pick up objects. The gripper can also be used to lay an explosive charge next to an improvised explosive.
It is also possible to mount recoilless weapons, specifically intended for disarming improvised explosives, on the Telemax.
For the threat of improvised explosives (IEDs), the Telemax can be deployed for:
Reconnoitring the threat;
Gaining access to IEDs by using the manipulator arm with ‘gripper’;
Exploding or disarming IEDs by firing at them or laying explosive charges next to them.
The Telemax is mainly intended for use during missions abroad. The tEODor EOD robot, the ‘big brother’ of the Telemax, is used for national security tasks in the Netherlands, such as investigating suspicious packages.