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Northrop Grumman Robots Tackle Security At Superbowl

Northrop Grumman Corp. provided technical support, repairs and service for Remotec-produced robots that were used to bolster security during the match-up between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary, Remotec Inc. assisted the Phoenix and Glendale Police Departments by supporting Remotec-built robots provided by multiple agencies, including the Arizona Department of Public Safety; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and Phoenix police departments. Remotec also provided spare robots for additional support.

For more than 25 years, Remotec has served the military, explosive ordnance disposal units, hazardous materials units and other first responders as a leading provider of mobile robotic systems for application into a variety of undesirable, hazardous and potentially life-threatening environments.

“We’re here to support the event and hopefully go unnoticed by fans. Our job isn’t to be a disruption but to keep danger at a distance," said Mack Barber, president of Remotec, before the big game. “We’re proud to be a part of the security efforts for this national event.”

Northrop Grumman provides a variety of hazardous duty robots, including the HD-1, F6A, Mark V-A1, Mini-Andros II, and Wolverine, to detect and defeat a wide array of explosives and other hazardous materials. The company assisted more than 800 officers from numerous agencies in patrolling a 2-square mile security zone around the stadium.

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