Friday, 7 May 2010

Delhi Police to acquire MROV to tackle threat

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Police is set to buy a mini remote-operating vehicle (MROV) that can detect and defuse bombs and explosives, an official said Thursday.

Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said: “We had a technical evaluation of the MROV. This is the first step in the procurement process.

“Bidding for the price is yet to be done. We are hoping to get it before the Commonwealth Games,” he added.

Canada based ICOR Technology manufactured robot, ROBOCOP can not only trace the explosive but lift it and put it in a Total Containment Vehicle (TCV), which is used for defusing bombs. This way, bomb squad personnel will not have to expose themselves to the explosives.

MROV has a robotic arm with a 5 degree movement including a turret, shoulder, elbow, wrist and claw joint. It can lift approximately 20 kgs and drag up to 130 kgs. The caliber T5 robot are used by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams across the world and can also drag injured people to safety, climb stairs and negotiate rocky terrain. It has a maximum speed of 8 km /hr.

The SWAT robots can also fire weapons if they are mounted on it, guided by the five laser cameras with pan, tilt and zoom features. This feature is especially useful in hostage situation.

The Caliber T5 robot can be operated from a Command and Control Unit within a distance of 500 metres in direct line of sight and up to 300 metres in a closed building. It can be used in narrow passages and even planes.

Joint Commissioner (north) Karnal Singh said: “Although the device is designed in Canada, it is suitable in the Indian scenario, particularly in the national capital where it will be able to help in bomb scare situations.”


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