October 17, 2021
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Ensuring safety
Iraq buys war robots

The government of Iraq continues to snap up American defense products, and is now adding advanced robots that American soldiers are currently using in combat to its arsenal.

Recently, robot maker QinetiQ North America announced that it had inked a $20 million deal with Baghdad to acquire its Talon IV ‘bot, a deal which the company says includes spares and training.

The company has already sold 4,000 variants of the Talon worldwide, and the ‘bot is designed for use with explosive ordnance disposal teams. Deliveries are expected to be completed to the Baghdad government by March 2014.

Iraq has seen a deadly resurgence in suicide bombings in recent months as Sunni extremists and al Qaeda-affiliated elements have stepped up attacks against government and Shia targets.

Almost 100 people were killed this past weekend in several attacks across Iraq, with the worst coming when two suicide bombers-one on foot and one in a car-stru
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