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ECHO™ for SkyRanger

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Internal Security

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Disaster Response & Aid

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SkyRanger R70

Skydio X10D

Avidrone 490TL


Griff 30

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Packboat 525


Kobra 725


DeepTrekker Revolution

DeepTrekker Pivot



DroneGun MK4

DroneGun Tactical


For over a decade, the Robotics Centre has proudly brought Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into service with military and industrial clients. Headquartered in Ottawa, we have offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia & Sapporo, Japan.

Over the past decade, the Robotics Centre has delivered over 1,000 UAS and payloads to defence & security clients, trained over 1,100 operators, and maintained the fleet at our dedicated workshop. Robotics Centre also provides training, maintenance & support, and builds components to augment systems such as the ECHO™ signals intercept payload and the SunStone™ hardened GPS solution for small UAS.


Charles Barlow


Khaled El-Sayed


Eric Karmouch

Technical Co-Founder/CTO

James Brown

Director/Business Development

Global Offices

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Ottawa, Canada



Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi





Saudi Arabia



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Robotics Centre

225 Marché Way, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

+ 1 613 755 2280

+ 1.613.755 2280

225 Marché Way, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

CBRN Defence

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) have significantly transformed the approach to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) defence and response. These unmanned systems offer unique capabilities for detection, identification, monitoring, and mitigation of CBRN threats, enhancing safety and operational efficiency while minimizing the risk to human responders. Here’s how each platform contributes to managing CBRN incidents.

UAVs in CBRN Response

Aerial Surveillance and Detection: UAVs equipped with CBRN detection sensors can survey large areas quickly, identifying the presence of hazardous agents from a safe distance. They can map the extent of contamination, monitor the dispersion of hazardous materials, and guide response efforts.

Sample Collection: Some UAVs are capable of collecting air samples from contaminated areas for analysis, providing accurate information about the type and concentration of CBRN agents present.

Decontamination Support: UAVs can also be used to disperse decontamination agents over affected areas, reducing the level of contamination before human responders enter the area.

UGVs in CBRN Response

On-site Detection and Identification: UGVs can enter contaminated zones to perform detailed ground-level surveys. Equipped with advanced sensors, they detect and identify specific CBRN agents, providing critical data for assessing risks and planning decontamination.

Hazardous Material Handling: UGVs are employed to safely handle and remove hazardous materials or devices, such as unexploded ordnance or contaminated debris, reducing the exposure of human personnel to dangerous substances.

Decontamination Processes: Equipped with decontamination tools, UGVs can conduct thorough decontamination of surfaces, equipment, and infrastructure, preparing areas for safe re-entry by humans.

ROVs in CBRN Response

Underwater Hazard Assessment: In scenarios where CBRN materials have contaminated water bodies or underwater infrastructure, ROVs assess the extent of contamination, collect water samples, and identify potential underwater threats.

Support for Underwater Decontamination: ROVs can assist in the decontamination of underwater structures and vessels, applying neutralizing agents or removing contaminated materials with minimal risk to divers.

Monitoring of Marine Ecosystems: Following a CBRN incident, ROVs monitor the impact on marine life and ecosystems, providing data essential for environmental recovery and mitigation strategies.

Integrated CBRN Defence Capabilities

The integration of UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs into CBRN response strategies offers several advantages:

Comprehensive Threat Assessment: These unmanned systems enable a multi-layered approach to threat assessment, combining aerial views, ground-level detail, and underwater inspection to provide a comprehensive understanding of the CBRN threat landscape.

Enhanced Situational Awareness: Real-time data transmission from these platforms to command centers improves situational awareness, enabling informed decision-making and efficient coordination of response efforts.

Rapid Response and Reduced Exposure: They allow for the rapid deployment and assessment of CBRN incidents, significantly reducing the time it takes to respond while also minimizing human exposure to hazardous environments.

Long-term Monitoring: Unmanned systems can remain in or regularly revisit contaminated areas for extended periods, providing ongoing monitoring of the situation and effectiveness of decontamination efforts without risking human health.

In conclusion, UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs represent critical assets in the detection, analysis, and mitigation of CBRN threats. Their capabilities not only enhance the operational effectiveness of CBRN response efforts but also ensure the safety and security of populations and environments at risk from these hazardous materials. As technology advances, the role of unmanned systems in CBRN defence is expected to grow, offering new and innovative ways to manage and mitigate the consequences of CBRN incidents.