to get new bomb disposal robot
The Atlanta Police Department will receive its sixth bomb disposal robot this summer. The Airport bomb squad tested several models before making its choice.
Designed specifically for planes, trains and buses, the teleMAX bomb
disposal robot can fit into tight spaces but has the same workload
as a larger model. The manufacturer also can run diagnostic tests
on the robot through its USB port.
“Training usually takes a week, but because of the advanced
technology, training for this robot can take anywhere from two to
three weeks to complete,” said Sgt. Robert Bailey, APD supervisor
and head of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and K9 divisions.
Bomb technicians go through a rigorous six-week training process to become certified by the FBI, and they return to the training program every three years to be recertified.
“We are trained to handle anything and everything,” Bailey said. “We are very prepared.”
The Atlanta Police Department is getting a teleMAX bomb disposal robot this summer. The compact device is designed specifically for planes, trains and buses.
The versatile, highly maneuverable teleMAX robot ascends steps.
The robot’s “hand” opens a compartment
in an airplane.
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