ReconRobotics' Scout XT provides video essential to slaying a wanted extremist
By RBR Staff
June 18, 2012
Elite French counterterrorism team R.A.I.D. (Rechereche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion) announced that ReconRobotics’ Recon Scout XT played an integral part in a mission that successfully killed Islamic extremist Mohamed Merah on March 22. Merah became a counterterrorism target after he shot three French soldiers in addition to three children and a rabbi at a Jewish elementary school in Toulouse.
The operation ended in a long standoff in which Merah had barricaded himself in his apartment and challenged police to enter.
After the suspect shot through his apartment door, the Scout XT was able to transmit the layout of the apartment to the team…
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