Scouts operate two U.S. Army robot systems


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  • Boy Scouts in attendance pictured from left (front to back): Logan Nemeth, John Anthony Cirello, Will Murray, John Babbitts, Ryan Miller, Sam Murray, Gavin Brazanskas, Ryan Bulkley, Zach Kaylor, Abhay Byadgi, Nick Azzolini, Aidan Kane, Jonathan Langberg, Joey Loughney, Jake Mills, Jason Block, Jacob Barth, Joey Seltzer, Thomas Seltzer (masked), Sean Rinkel, Scoutmaster Herb Rinkel, Aidan Stone, TJ Teehan, SFC Scott Seltzer and Hayden Kaylor. (Not pictured: Ricky Miller).



The United States Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), headquartered at The Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, is the United States’ primary research and development arm for armament and munitions systems.

It is heavily involved in the development of the Future Combat Systems program and also works to develop more advanced weapons using technology such as microwaves, lasers, and nano-technology.

The Talon is a robot that has been developed to perform multiple roles in a number of different combat environments. It is a remotely operated robot that has been designed to perform missions ranging from reconnaissance to combat and operate in a number of hostile environments.

It can function in sand, snow, and up to 100 feet under water. It can also climb stairs and operate for seven consecutive days without needing a battery recharge.

Soldiers who operate the Talon can be as far as 1,000 meters from the robot. Color images taken by its’ camera system are relayed back to soldiers who can use them to make tactical decisions. The Talon can also transmit infrared and night vision images.

SFC Scott Seltzer, of ARDEC EOD Technology Directorate at Picatinny Arsenal, conducted a brief presentation on the topic of ARDEC and two different robot systems, for the members of Troop #76 at a current scout meeting. The scouts were then encouraged to operate both robots, including the Talon. Unanimously, they found the robots were “amazing” and “awesome.” The scouts were also encouraged to examine and try on an actual US Army bomb suit, including a special helmet.

SFC Seltzer, not only a soldier but the father of two of the members of the troop, has been stationed at ARDEC since August, 2010. He has been EOD since 1996.

To obtain information about Shohola Troop #76, visit shoholatroop76.scoutlander.com. For more information on scouting, visit: www.beascout.org or call Hudson Valley Council at 845-566-7300.


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