The U.S. Army soldiers has conducted familiarization and training on the Talon IV Robot System from Sept. 18 to 22 at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The soldiers, who conducted the training, was assigned with the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.
The Talon IV Robot System is a tele-operated, man-transportable, all terrain and all-weather robot with day/night capability. The Talon IV Systems are intended for manipulating objects and provide the ability for dismounted Soldiers to remotely interrogate uncleared structures and spaces.
“The equipment fielding and training provided an invaluable opportunity for our Soldiers to learn the capabilities and limitations of the robot from the manufacturer,” said Capt. Phillip Hom, Company Commander of the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance).
“The Talon robot is a critical tool in clearance operations. It provides engineers the necessary safety standoff while interrogating potential explosive hazards during missions,” he added.
The 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) commands, controls, coordinates and conducts route reconnaissance and clearance missions to enable force application, focused logistics, and a constructive force protection. Their mission involves finding, interrogating, and clearing explosive hazards, making the Talon training crucial to ensuring the safety of engineer Soldiers.
Maj. Lindsey M Elder | 8th Theater Sustainment Command