TALON robots have been in continuous, active military service since 2000 when they were successfully used in Bosnia for the safe movement and disposal of live grenades.
TALON robots were also used extensively at Ground Zero in search and recovery efforts after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
The standard TALON robot is a modular system that includes a removable, double-jointed, 64-inch arm and gripper. It is controlled through a two-way RF or fiber optic link from an attaché-sized Operator Control Unit (OCU). Along with up to seven cameras located on the vehicle, the OCU provides continuous situational data for precise vehicle positioning.