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XTE sells first Caliber MK4 bomb disposal robot in Australia


Published 18-DEC-2015 09:10 A.M.


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XTEK Ltd. (ASX:XTE), a growing supplier of security, tactical and forensics solutions, has announced the first ever sale of the Caliber MK4 cutting-edge bomb disposal robot to a law enforcement agency in Australia.

The Caliber MK4 EOD robot is a 318kg machine specifically designed to detect and neutralise explosive devices in a variety of locations including cars, homes and public spaces.

The MK4 robot is completely modular, allowing for easy platform upgrades, field repair and part replacement, therefore reducing annual maintenance costs.

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According to its designers and manufacturer ICOR, the MK4 is equipped with a heavy duty 360 degree rotating claw, seven independent cameras, wireless capability and built in weapons for VBIED countermeasures.

The MK4 is controlled remotely from a dedicated command control unit giving the operator full operational control and safety.

XTE already supplies Australian law enforcement agencies with a range of products. XTE’s XTclave technology is currently being assessed by the US Department of Defence (DoD) as part of a two year trial worth US$1.5MN.

In Australia, XTE is currently a supplier to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), having received orders to buy around $7.7MN worth of equipment earlier this year.

More about XTEK

XTE develops, builds and sells its own hardware but to ensure a vast range of solutions, XTE also imports and distributes a range of other products. Overall, XTE supplies over a hundred different products ranging from rifles to explosives detection kits.

XTE’s proprietary technology has been branded as XTclave and XTatlas.

XTclave is a manufacturing technology to make more effective bullet proof composites. This can be used in personal body armour, helmets, aircraft and vehicle components which are typically used by the Military.

XTatlas is a tool that generates detailed aerial imagery and superimposes it onto existing maps such as Google Maps. Overlay of images is done in real-time which makes it particularly relevant for domestic law enforcement and emergency response markets. The XTatlas business unit was recently bolstered by XTE’s acquisition of Simmersion Holdings, an Australian-based 3D imaging company.

Together, XTclave and XTatlas are unique and proprietary to XTE with the US and Australian authorities already doing business with XTE.

In 2014-15, XTE’s revenues topped $12M with the company becoming cash flow positive and profitable after cost, for the first time earlier this year.

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