CALIBER T5 - Height Comparison

Small and lightweight, the CALIBER® T5 is a compact, two-man portable system that shares the same core design of the MK3 CALIBER.

The T5 is best suited to assist EOD and SWAT teams in inspecting and retrieving of suspicious devices from narrow passages of buses, trains and planes. Its turreted claw/disruptor arm integrates the remote handling capabilities of a robotic claw with the render-safe and breaching capabilities of a disruptor.

To safely inspect overhead compartments, add the optional Arm Extension Kit—and extend the T5’s reach to 105″ (267 cm).


Standard Features

  • Command and Control Unit (CCU) with multi-function control and variable-speed joystick
  • On deck 3-D robot layout with LED button indicators and user feedback
  • Data and video radio frequency (RF) wireless systems
  • Two-way communication (talk/listen) with transmitter and receivers and Push to Talk (PTT) functionality
  • Two separate battery packs of 8 Ah 24V DC lead acid, rechargeable, quick change
  • Rubber tracks on 6 solid core wheels with quick-release coupler
  • 3-speed drive system with manual anti-flip bar for climbing stairs
  • Lifts up to 45 lbs (20 kg) arm retracted and 18 lbs (8 kg) arm extended
  • 360° rotating robotic claw with color Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) camera on telescoping arm
  • Single-mounting bracket for recoilless disruptor and 4 isolated circuits
  • 36X optical zoom pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) color camera
  • Front- and rear-drive color CCD cameras with infrared (IR) light
  • Standard 500 ft (152 m) tether reel with slip ring
  • LED lights (arm and PTZ camera)
  • One-day course in Robot Operation and Maintenance


  • Mission time: 2-4+ hours, mission-dependent
  • Width: 17” (43 cm)
  • Height (in stowed position): 22” (56 cm)
  • Length: 36” (91 cm)
  • Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg) with batteries
  • Ground clearance: 2.75” (7 cm)—allows for driving in snow and sand
  • Drag capacity: 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • Stair-climbing angle: climbs 8” (20 cm) stairs at 45° with suitable traction
  • Weather resistance: environmentally sealed, Chem-Bio washdown capability
  • Third-party tested: National Institute of  Standards and Technology (NIST), and National Research Council (NRC) (MIL-STD-810G)
  • Digital COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) video system

    Upgrade to a true Digital COFDM Video System. Ensures the transmission of video images free of distortion from up to 3280’ (1000 m) LOS in optimum conditions. Ideal for searching buildings with a mass amount of concrete and steel in heavy urban environments and airports.

  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

    Enhance situational awareness by adding Quad Screen Picture-In- Picture functionality to your CALIBER® robot. Simultaneously view any four of the CALIBER® Robot’s onboard cameras including the Pan-Tilt- Zoom (PTZ) Camera, Front and Rear IR Drive Cameras, Claw Camera, or Weapon Camera. Combined with the dedicated PTZ control stick, allowing for concurrent operation of the robot and PTZ Camera, the Picture- In-Picture capabilities of the CALIBER® Robot lets you stay on task while remaining aware of your surroundings. (Available for MK3 and T5)

    CCU, picture in picture
  • Digital video recorder

    Integrated into the hardshell case of the CALIBER® CCU. The DVR captures video and pictures up to 320GB. Built-in 5” (13 cm) LCD Touch Screen.

  • FLIR® thermal image camera

    The thermal imaging camera displays heat signatures in color or B/W and is mounted in place of the PTZ camera.

  • Claw attachment kit

    The 2nd generation claw attachment kit includes specially designed tools to augment the capabilities of the CALIBER® T5 and MK3 robots. Kit includes: key holder, camera extension, box cutters, chemical sampler tube, clothes cutter, extension poles, tire deflator, window breaker, finger extension with porcelain tips, cutting hook, utility shears with ceramic blades, Cutabiner®, multiple effectors and hook & line accessories. (Available for MK3 and T5)

    CALIBER® Robots SWAT EOD Claw Kit 2nd Gen
  • Spare parts kit

    Contains essential spare parts for the chassis, deck, tracks, wrist, arms, cameras, etc. that are needed for regular maintenance.

  • X-ray mount

    The X-Ray Mount keeps technicians clear of danger by using the CALIBER® robot to remotely deploy the portable x-ray system. Mount supports all major X-Ray Sources and Imaging Plates. Please specify type of plate and source to be used at time of purchase.

  • Truck mount

    The external truck mounting bracket provides quick deployment of the data and video antennas to the outside of your command vehicle allowing for safe operation of the robot from inside your command vehicle while maximizing the RF operating range. The kit includes up to 15’ (4.5m) of shielded cable and quick disconnect brackets for the antennas.

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  • Handheld controller unit

    The lightweight Handheld Controller Unit has a 9’ (2.75 m) cord that connects to the tether input of your robot, providing full motor control of the weapon arm, claw arm, drive system, and LED lights. The controller uses the same variable speed joystick with “Dead Man” button as the standard CCU and is powered by a 9V battery.

  • Bluetooth Handheld Controller Unit

    The Bluetooth Handheld Controller Unit has a wireless Bluetooth adapter that connects to the tether input of your robot, providing full motor control of the arms, drive system, and LED lights. The controller uses a variable speed joystick with “Dead Man” button and can be operate from a distances up to 100 meters. (Available for MK3 and T5)

  • Duke Pro Shock Tube Initiator

    Required for initiating the PAN disruptor or Bottle Charges. Includes attachment mounts for CALIBER® Robot.

  • Auxiliary pole camera

    Extend your vertical viewing capability by attaching the IR enabled auxiliary pole camera into the weapons mount of the CALIBER®. The three stage telescoping pole that extends to 74” (188 cm). A lockable fly wheel allows operators to adjust the angle of the IR camera remotely.

  • RF (radio frequency) extender

    Increase the operating RF range of you CALIBER® robot with the RF Extender. Mounted on a portable tripod, data and video antennas can be directly connected to the CCU using the 500’ Hardwire Tether (included in standard robot package). Key uses include: extending RF range; enabling LOS around corners; and, increasing robot operation in buildings/parking garages by placing RF inside the structure while maintaining a command post outside. The RF Extender is for use with both the Standard and Digital COFDM video and data system.

  • Motorized PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom)

    Remotely increase the height of your Pan-Tilt- Zoom (PTZ) camera up to 55” (140 cm), with the motorized, three stage telescoping PTZ mast.

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  • Motorized anti-flip

    Remotely stowable anti-flip bar allows for climbing stairs and navigating confined spaces by shortening robot’s chassis.

  • Fiber optic reel

    1000’ (305m) milspec fiber-optic tether reel with motorized spooler for use as a backup to RF control.

  • Arm Extension Kit

    The CALIBER® T5 Telescoping Arm Extension Kit adds an additional dimension of utility to the T5 in its role as a small EOD / SWAT Robot. At a full reach of 105” (2.67 m), the Arm Extension can easily inspect overhead compartments on planes, trains, and buses or reach suspicious devices in spaces too narrow for the robot to reach. Combine the Telescoping Arm Extension Kit with our Claw Attachment Kit for a powerfully versatile EOD / SWAT tool. The quick disconnect connector allows you to attach the arm extension in less than 5 minutes.