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Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide, offering an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies for applications from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. 

Northrop Grumman Remotec

Since acquiring the Andros technology, Northrop Grumman Remotec has remained the industry leader in hazardous duty robotics by continually improving this technology to meet the ever-changing challenges our customers must respond to. The result is the rugged, highly reliable, proven technology demonstrated by the current Andros line offering the best combination of performance and value in the market.

Andros FX

Andros FX™: Designed with the user in mind, Andros FX™ was created from the ground up based on over 25 years of Remotec unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experience. A combination of advanced mobility and high dexterity coupled in one vehicle, the Andros FX™ provides unmatched capabilities to defeat vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in addition to many other threats. Andros FX™ expands the user’s ability to complete a wide range of missions faster and with greater confidence, all while maintaining Andros’ global reputation for rugged, reliable, easy-to-use vehicles.

Track-Pod Mobility

  • Dual track pods provide the mobility needed for the widest range of scenarios - indoors, outdoors and every combination in between
  • Rock- solid stair climbing reduces operator stress
  • Track pods can be lowered to add 14 inches in height for increased observation and reach solidly and securely without tipping over

Nine degrees of Freedom Arm

  • Two additional arm rolls provide the ability to access vehicles and maneuver in confined spaces such as parking lots and buildings previously out of reach
  • Significantly increased lift capacity of objects and greater dexterity for handling the toughest missions
  • New gripper palm camera with lights for faster, more accurate grasping

Improved Menu System

  • Nine factory presets plus 10 user-defined presets
  • 3-D vehicle images help operators view and visualize the configuration of the arm and articulators
  • One or four cameras can be displayed. Single camera mode offers three picturein- picture camera views that can be moved and resized
  • Vehicle tilt and cant positions displayed on the screen help ensure confident maneuvers across any terrain
  • Vehicle maintenance information provided via touch screen graphics

© 2017 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Remotec/Products/Pages/AndrosFX.aspx

Andros Titus

Andros™ Titus provides the performance, ruggedness and reliability expected of a larger Andros vehicle in a smaller package. The system design focused on mobility, manipulator dexterity, the user interface and life cycle costs. While offering excellent initial operational capabilities, the system is designed for growth to keep your investment current well into the future.

Vehicle & Chassis

  • Excellent mobility across a wide range of terrain such as sand and snow
  • Modular design approach allows users to reconfigure the base unit to meet a variety of missions
  • Superior stair climbing thanks to the proven Andros™ dualarticulator design—the culmination of 25 years of extreme use
  • 16.25” width (w/articulators) for use on airplanes, buses and trains
  • Vehicle speed 7.5+ mph (12+ kph)
  • Quick-swap BB 2590 batteries


  • Preset positioning for rapid deployment
  • 6 degrees of freedom, including torso rotate
  • 15 lb (6.8 kg) full extension/ 20 lb (9 kg) close to body
  • Manipulator can be removed quickly, without tools, to exchange for future specialized manipulators & payloads

Operator Control Unit

  • Innovative touchscreen/ physical button hybrid controller
  • Main, Quad-screen, PIP camera view windows, all resizable and moveable on the screen by user
  • Easy-to-use and learn approach to the user interface makes operation of the OCU a breeze
  • 3D real-time, on-screen

© 2017 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Remotec/Products/Pages/AndrosTitus.aspx

Andros F6b


  • Integrated arm, gripper & articulator sensors supply OCU with real-time feedback on position & rotation using on-screen graphics 
  • Optional rear drive camera
  • Color surveillance camera with light, zoom, pan/tilt
  • Surveillance camera with image stabilization - 216:1 total zoom (26x optical/12x digital)
  • Stationary arm camera - 40:1 total zoom (10x optical/4x digital)
  • 24-inch camera extender 
  • Multiple-mission tool/sensor mounts with plug-and-play capabilities
  • Gripper with continuous rotate 
  • Manipulator arm's seven degrees of freedom ensure optimum dexterity 
  • Quick-release pneumatic wheels for rapid width-reduction, no tools required 
  • Patented articulating tracks allow for traversing ditches, obstacles and the roughest terrain

Vehicle Data / Communication Links

  • The three data links available for operator control of the ANDROS vehicle are: 
  • Fiber-optic cable - deployed from the vehicle Radio control (wireless) Hard-tether cable 
  • Patented articulating tracks allow for ease in stair climbing 
  • Increased height to meet mission requirements 
  • Dual accessory mounts on arm allow simultaneous, multiple weapon/sensor deployment

© 2017 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Remotec/Products/Pages/F6B.aspx

Andros HD SEL



  • NEW color pan/tilt surveillance camera, 216:1 total zoom with LED adjustable white light 
  • NEW zero backlash manipulator option with internalized motors 
  • NEW tracked rear articulators & lengthened front articulators for impressive stair climbing at 45°+ 
  • NEW integrated sensors in arm joints, articulators, and gripper (HD SXT only) for on-screen position feedback 
  • NEW 10 factory position presets with room for up to 9 user presets 
  • Color drive camera, B/W rear camera, arm mounted light 
  • Up to 4 hours mission dependent 
  • 72" Max. Gripper Height 
  • 210° Shoulder Joint; 180° Wrist 
  • 6" Gripper with 360 degree rotation, weapons with gripper capable 
  • Multiple-mission tool/sensor mounts with plug-and-play capabilities 
  • Ability to reach under automobiles 
  • 4.3+ miles per hour 
  • Maximum mobility through all types of terrain including sand, mud, and snow 
  • Easily manuevers through openings up to 26" and over obstacles 8" tall 
  • Dimensions: 30" tall x 26" wide x 39" long (with arm parked) 
  • Weight: 245 lbs 
  • Easy access to all components for troubleshooting 
  • Supports most Remotec standard options  

Vehicle Data / Communication Links

  • The three data links available for operator control of the ANDROS vehicle are:
  • Fiber-optic cable - deployed from the vehicle 
  • Radio control (wireless) 
  • Hard-tether cable

© 2017 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Remotec/Products/Pages/HDSeries.aspx


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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.



General Characteristics

  • Crew: 0 onboard, 2 in ground station
  • Length: 36 ft 1 in (11 m)
  • Wingspan: 65 ft 7 in (20 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
  • Empty weight: 4,901 lb (2,223 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 10,494 lb (4,760 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 4,000 lb (1,800 kg)
  • Payload: 3,800 lb (1,700 kg)
  • Internal: 800 lb (360 kg)
  • External: 3,000 lb (1,400 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Honeywell TPE331-10 turboprop, 900 hp (671 kW) with Digital Electronic Engine Control (DEEC)


  • Maximum speed: 300 mph; 260 kn (482 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 194 mph; 169 kn (313 km/h) 
  • Range: 1,151 mi; 1,852 km (1,000 nmi)
  • Endurance: 14 hours fully loaded
  • Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,000 m)
  • Operational altitude: 25,000 ft (7.5 km)


  • 7 hardpoints
  • Up to 1,500 lb (680 kg) on the two inboard weapons stations
  • Up to 750 lb (340 kg) on the two middle stations
  • Up to 150 lb (68 kg) on the outboard stations
  • Center station not used
  • Up to 4 AGM-114 Hellfire air to ground missiles can be carried or four Hellfire missiles and two 500 lb (230 kg) GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs. The 500 lb (230 kg) GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) can also be carried. Testing is underway[needs update] to support the operation of the AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missile. In March 2014, MBDA successfully test fired a dual mode Brimstone missile from a Reaper aircraft on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence and Royal Air Force.


  • AN/DAS-1 MTS-B Multi-Spectral Targeting System
  • AN/APY-8 Lynx II radar
  • Raytheon SeaVue Marine Search Radar (Guardian variants)

http://www.ga-asi.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper#Design

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