This, they say, is why they need the armored rescue vehicle, made by Lenco Industries. The agenda item also says a vehicle like this would be useful in rescuing residents in extreme weather conditions.
If approved, the cost of the vehicle would be divided among the three cities, with Roswell paying $149,811.84, Alpharetta paying $106,116.72 and Milton out $56,179.44. Yearly costs to maintain the vehicle would be $1,400.
The two robots the team wants to purchase are an Avatar III made by RoboteX and a Recon Scout XL made by Recon Robotics.
The Avatar, the team says, is a “large tracked robot” that would allow the SWAT team to locate a suspect and communicate with him or her without making direct contact. The Recon Scout XL, according to the agenda, is a “small micro robot” that can be deployed easily in “many locations” and thrown through windows and doorways.
Together, the two robots cost more than $60,000.
As of Monday the proposal by the SWAT Team was not listed on any online agendas for city council meetings in Roswell or Milton.
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