iRobot bags $11 million order from U.S. Army

iRobot, a provider of robotic technology-based solutions,
announced that it has received an $11 million order from the U.S. Army
Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan for 70 of the company’s model 310 SUGV
robots and spares kits.

The order is the first under a new two-year requirements
contract, which allows the Army to purchase model 310 SUGV robots and spares.

310 SUGV is a man-portable robot that is being used to
perform dismounted operations. SUGV robots are smaller and lighter versions of
the combat-proven iRobot® PackBot.

We receive feedback from end users on a regular basis
and we know that SUGV is proving its worth every day on the battlefield. The
robot’s light weight, durability and ease-of-use give our troops the upper hand
as they carry out dangerous missions,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s
Government and Industrial Robots division.  

iRobot has delivered more than
4,000 tactical mobile robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.
The company’s home robots help people with smarter ways to clean, and its
government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way.

iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot
Aware robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced
concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence.

Recently iRobot has been awarded
an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth 60 million dollars
spanning five years by the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) of the
US Army.

The Army’s Contracting Command located in Warren,
Michigan is the awarding authority of the contract. According to the terms of
the contract, the Army will have the right to procure PackBot robots and their
spare parts from iRobot.

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