The Defense Logistics Agency is poised to donate hundreds of robots that were acquired over the past decade to law enforcement agencies, a DLA official said. Some of these robots that were used for explosive ordnance disposal and surveillance missions will be older heavily used models, while others are almost new and never went overseas, said Dan Arnold, eastern team lead of the DLA's disposition services office Robots are one example of the surplus equipment that may become available as the conflict in Afghanistan winds down, he said at the GovSec conference in Washington, D.C The program is authorized to give surplus equipment to any law enforcement agency - state, local or federal - that has either a counter-narcotics or counterterrorism mission. Tim Trainer, interim general manager of military robots at iRobot said companies such as his might see some short-term loss of sales as the DLA floods the domestic market with free machines.
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