Nepali Army has purchased a bomb disposal robot for NRs 6,95,000. They received an upgraded version of the machine amid an event organised at the NA Headquarters, Kathmandu on Tuesday (December 22, 2015).
The robot had stood first in the Military Science and Technology Competition which was organised by Prototype Development Team of the NA on April 9, 2014.
The robot monitor key of the bomb disposal robot was handed over to Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri by Ganesh Bikram Singh, team leader of manufacturer GBS Team.
Earlier, NA had concluded an agreement with GBS Team on September 14 for the procurement of the military version bomb disposal robot.
A statement issued by the Directorate of Public Relations of NA mentioned that CoAS inspected live IED disposal demonstration of the robot. GBS Team also briefed him about the functions and features of the robot.
It is expected to assist the Nepali Army in disposing IED and other explosives planted on ground, bushes, roadside and basement of a house easily and safely, read the statement.