iRobot Receives $3.7 Million Order from NAVSEA
iRobot Corp announced it has received a $3.7 million order from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) under an existing Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
The order is for delivery of 17 PackBot Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots and repair parts to NAVSEA by January 31, 2009. The PackBot MTRS robots are customized for NAVSEA and are modeled after iRobot's proven PackBot 500 with EOD Kit. It is equipped with advanced tools and sensors that enable EOD technicians to detect, identify and disable explosive devices from safe distances.
"As we have seen over the past several years, robots have become an indispensable tool in the identification of explosive devices," said Joe Dyer, president of iRobot Government and Industrial Robots. "I am pleased that NAVSEA is continuing to provide this technology to our troops, helping to keep them safe as they serve to protect their fellow soldiers and those of us back home."
Under NAVSEA's IDIQ contract, the military could order up to $264 million in robots, spare parts, training and repair services. The order brings the total value of NAVSEA orders placed to date to approximately $102 million.
iRobot has delivered more than 1,900 PackBot robots that make a difference everyday by conducting dangerous missions that keep warfighters out of harm's way.
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company's home robots help people with smarter ways to clean, and our government and industrial robots protect those in harm's way. iRobot's consumer and military robots feature iRobot AWARETM robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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