First order under a new contract for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs)
BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 3, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received an $11 million order from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan for 70 of the company’s model 310 SUGV robots and spares kits.
The order is the first under a new two-year requirements contract, which allows the Army to purchase model 310 SUGV robots and spares.
310 SUGV is a man-portable robot that is being used to perform dismounted operations. SUGV robots are smaller and lighter versions of the combat-proven iRobot® PackBot®.
“iRobot is pleased that the Army is continuing to invest in SUGV,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “We receive feedback from end users on a regular basis and we know that SUGV is proving its worth every day on the battlefield. The robot’s light weight, durability and ease-of-use give our troops the upper hand as they carry out dangerous missions.”
iRobot has delivered more than 4,000 tactical mobile robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.
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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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