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iRobot receives UGV contract modification order

22nd April 2014 - 11:52 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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iRobot will supply the US Department of Defense (DoD) with additional Man Transportable Robotic Systems (MTRS) under an order announced on 15 April. The order, worth $59 million, is a modification to a previously awarded contract.

MTRS is based on the iRobot 510 PackBot. The small unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices.

The contract will see iRobot supply MTRS production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management, and approved accessories.

Work on this order is expected to be completed by April 2015.

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