The Spanish armed forces have awarded a contract to Cobham to provide three additional units of the telerob explosive ordnance disposal and observation robot (tEODor).

The tEODor has been designed to provide safe, remotely operated unexploded ordnance and will replace the entire fleet of older generation equipment in the Spanish military.

Cobham Mission Equipment senior vice-president Iain Gibson said that the main EOD robot would provide support to Spanish armed forces and Allied Nation Coalition Force bomb disposal capability.

Presently, the Spanish Army has 27 systems and is the world’s fourth-largest fleet operator of tEODor type robots.

The award also finalises a ten-year purchasing programme of advanced bomb disposal technology within the Spanish military.