Marks 8th Order Under Current xBot Contract
BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 29, 2009 – iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) today announced that it has received a $5.5 million order from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).
This is the eighth order under the $286 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) xBot contract. It calls for the delivery of 72 iRobot PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit robots, spare parts and repairs. Orders to date under PEO STRI’s xBot contract now total approximately $73 million. iRobot will begin delivering the robots immediately.
The PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit provides a tool for non-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) troops to investigate suspicious objects and potential threats while keeping them at safe distances. It is lighter than many other EOD robots and easily adapts to the constantly changing requirements of roadside bomb identification and other hazardous missions. This makes the PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit a practical robot for route clearance teams and general infantry.
“As we have seen on a daily basis with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, robots are taking a more active role in military operations,” said Joe Dyer, president of iRobot Government and Industrial Robots. “iRobot is pleased to provide these life saving tools to our military. They are proven to increase mission effectiveness, and there is no doubt that they are helping to save lives on the battlefield.”
iRobot has delivered more than 2,200 PackBot robots that make a difference every day by conducting dangerous missions that keep warfighters out of harm’s way.
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iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find 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. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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