iRobot receives US Army SUGV order
iRobot has announced that it has received an order from the US Army Contracting Command for 68 of its model 310 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) robots and spares kits. The company announced the $12.7 million order 4 June, 2012.
According to iRobot, this is the second order under a requirements contract that allows the army to purchase iRobot 310 SUGV robots and spares kits through September 2015. To date, 138 robots and spares kits have been ordered under the contract, bringing its total current value to approximately $24 million.
The 310 SUGV is a man-portable robot with dexterous manipulator and wearable controller. A smaller and lighter version of the combat-proven iRobot PackBot, it enters areas that are inaccessible or too dangerous for people, providing state-of-the-art technology for infantry troops, combat engineers, mobile EOD technicians and other personnel.
The company expects deliveries to be completed by 31 August, 2012.
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