Photo Credit: Robobotics via Wikimedia Commons
Roboteam MTGR, a light, full-featured tactical ground robot, Feb. 12, 2017

Israeli robotics company Robo-Team Ltd., also known as Roboteam, announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a $10 million contract to provide 40 robots to Italy’s military police, the Arma dei Carabinieri.

The firm manufactures ground robotic systems, also known as the Transportable Interoperatble Ground Robot (TIGR), for military and law-enforcement utilization, such as handling of suspicious and dangerous items, in addition to collecting intelligence.

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Roboteam was founded in 2009 in Israel by Yossi Wolf and CEO Elad Levy, who were officers in the Israeli Air Force. It is headquartered in Maryland with other offices in Tel Aviv and a factory in Pennsylvania.

The firm has supplied military and government divisions from the United States, Israel, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. The business has raised $62 million from investors such as Chinese investment firm FengHe Fund Management.

“We are proud that the Italian government has chosen the TIGR’s advanced robotic system that we have developed in recent years,” said Levy, according to the Israeli business news site Globes. “Winning the tender demonstrates that this new and innovative system enables the user—in the most efficient and effective manner—advanced operational capabilities that saves lives under the challenges and threats facing the forces all over the world.”

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