Northrop Grumman Remotec


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Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Unit 5 Quinn Close,
Manor Park,
CV3 4LH,
United Kingdom
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Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) operate in a world where failure is expensive in terms of human life and property. As the leading global supplier of generic UGVs for hazardous operations, the company combines unsurpassed field experience with the latest military-grade technology to offer the most versatile range of equipment available today. With exceptional performance from both ANDROS and Wheelbarrow ranges,
Northrop Grumman offers a benchmark solution to the new asymmetrical terrorist threat, enabling Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) professionals to take considered decisions at a distance.


Building on Northrop Grumman’s experience in delivering unmanned vehicles worldwide, Wheelbarrow has evolved to bring the most advanced technology to the aid of the EOD operator. Today Wheelbarrow is regarded by EOD and CBRNE specialists worldwide as the most capable and reliable unmanned vehicle available. Used in the most demanding of operations, it is unmatched for its combination of speed, dexterity, reach and payload


The largest UK UGV contract to date is for the MoD’s CUTLASS EOD platform, an 80-vehicle contract won by Northrop Grumman in 2006, in the face of international competition.

Remotec's CUTLASS UGV keeps its feet on the ground where others come unstuck.
The Remotec CUTLASS unmanned ground vehicle features exceptional mobility over rough ground.
The Remotec Wheelbarrow UGV in service in Afghanistan.

Perhaps CUTLASS’ most notable feature is that its arm has nine degrees of freedom with resolved motion, giving the operator massively enhanced manipulation options. This is a world-first, and coupled with high speed and mobility characteristics, this vehicle takes UGV capabilities to a new level.

Northrop Grumman is also preparing a CUTLASS variant for export for 2009, either as complete systems or with the platforms and payload offered separately. In addition, the company plans to release a range of new developments for the Wheelbarrow range of products. There are also a number of other technical developments that are strictly confidential at present.

Northrop Grumman is also combining its talents from other areas to offer the operator a full Command and Control (C&C) suite for multiple UGVs. Phil Ripley, business development manager at Northrop Grumman Remotec, cites the company’s new integrated collaboration environment based on TouchTable technology: “It’s a display with a touch sensitive screen the size of a typical desk, providing a map viewed from above and
overlaying data from different sources. This allows users to zoom in and out and move around to review ground scenarios in significant detail; and with the support of historical data it’s a major development in command capability. The aim is to provide accurate, real time situational awareness in a user-friendly format – giving an extra edge against potential threats.”


A leading supplier of unmanned ground vehicles for more than 30 years, Northrop Grumman’s Remotec subsidiary designs, engineers and manufactures a range of EOD, security, surveillance and sensing vehicles, with additional HazMat and CBRN applications. The company is the UK MoD’s sole supplier for this size of vehicle, and the company is a partner to police and military organisations worldwide, with well over 2,000 UGVs sold


Northrop Grumman is a global defence and technology company and provides innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defence electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology.

With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, the company has annual revenues in excess of $30billion and more than 120,000 employees operating in 25 countries serving international military, government and commercial customers.

In the UK, Northrop Grumman has successfully operated for a number of years and provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, C4I and mission planning, unmanned vehicles, IT systems and software development. The company’s primary UK facilities are based in London, Chester, Coventry, Fareham, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull.

Press Releases


  • Uran-9 Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle

    The Uran-9 multipurpose unmanned ground combat vehicle was unveiled by Russian military equipment manufacturer JSC 766 UPTK during the Army-2016 International Miltary-Technical Forum held in Russia in September 2016.

  • 710 Kobra Multi-Mission Robot

    The 710 Kobra is a heavy-duty, multi-mission robot designed by American robot maker iRobot Defense & Security (now Endeavor Robotic Holdings) to provide increased safety and mission effectiveness for soldiers, first responders and security personnel.

Remotec UK Ltd
Unit 5 Quinn Close
Manor Park
United Kingdom