BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 28, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a five-year $60 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Army’s Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO). The U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan is the contracting entity.
Under the contract’s terms, the Army can procure iRobot PackBot® robots, spare parts, repairs, upgrades and support services for U.S. military requirements, including Foreign Military Sales (FMS). iRobot has delivered its combat-proven government and industrial robots to customers in approximately 30 countries.
“iRobot’s sales to international customers, directly and through FMS contracts, continue to grow. We see great potential for continued growth, as existing customers use robots in a wider variety of missions and potential customers become aware of their life-saving benefits,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “iRobot is pleased to have this contract vehicle in place, which will allow the Army to purchase additional robots and deliver them to our soldiers, allies and coalition partners across the globe.”
iRobot has delivered more than 4,000 robots to warfighters and first responders worldwide to perform bomb disposal, reconnaissance and other dangerous missions.
About iRobot Corp.
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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