iRobot Corp 510 PackBot

IRobot has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The order calls for upgrades and spares for 46 Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots. MTRS is modeled after the company’s multi-mission iRobot 510 PackBot. All deliveries under the order will be completed by Q2 2015.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division also awarded iRobot a three-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total ceiling of $13 million. This contract also calls for robot upgrades and spares for MTRS robots, and an initial $277,000 order has been placed.

IRobot has delivered more than 5,000 robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide, says the company.

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