Ribbon-cutting robot

Ribbon-cutting robot

HDT’s Adroit unmanned system “Dexter” will use near-human dexterity to cut the ribbon at the opening of the company’s new HDT Battle Lab and Advanced Development Engineering (Blade) Center at 10 a.m. Thursday, at 510 Lansdowne Road in Spotsylvania County.

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman of the 1st Congressional District will be the keynote speaker.

HDT produces fully integrated deployable solutions, including shelters, generators, heaters, air filtration devices, robotics and other engineered technologies. They are used by U.S. and allied military units worldwide, as well as civilian government and commercial customers.

Its new facility will employ 65 people, primarily engineers.

—Cathy Jett

Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407


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