Northrop Grumman to provide in-service support for CUTLASS EOD remotely controlled vehicle
After being awarded a 24-month contract from the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Special Projects Search and Counter Measures team, Northrop Grumman will provide “in-service support” of the CUTLASS Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) remotely controlled vehicle.
The work will be an extension of the existing in-service support contract for CUTLASS, and will be conducted at Northrop Grumman’s Coventry facility, which is where Northrop Grumman provides life cycle support for all of its EOD unmanned ground systems.
CUTLASS was designed, developed and manufactured in the United Kingdom by Northrop Grumman. The vehicle includes notable advances in technology and performance, and a variety of features that provide “state-of-the-art capabilities for national security and resilience applications.”
“Our CUTLASS vehicle has set new standards for unmanned ground vehicles since it was first introduced, significantly enhancing the ability of users to handle hazardous threats safely. The vehicle is in-service across the U.K. and has proven itself to be robust and capable in the most demanding environments,” says Andrew Tyler, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Europe.
“This contract will enable us to ensure that the CUTLASS continues to deliver state-of-the-art EOD capabilities for the Armed Forces.”
Below, the CUTLASS remotely controlled vehicle for explosive ordnance disposal was designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman in the U.K., and provides state-of-the-art capabilities for national security and resilience applications. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman.