iRobot Corp, a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $14.1 million order from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
This first order under a recently announced $230 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract calls for delivery of 86 Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK 1 Mod 1 robots, spare parts and accessories. MTRS MK 1 Mod 1 is modeled after the iRobot 510 PackBot. The company expects to complete delivery of these robots by the end of the second quarter.
“iRobot has seen consistent growth in the use of unmanned ground vehicles since PackBot was first deployed on the battlefield almost 10 years ago,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “PackBot continues to keep our troops safer on the battlefield, and we are pleased that the Navy will be providing more of these robots to our troops.”
iRobot’s combat-proven unmanned ground vehicles protect those in harm’s way. More than 4,000 have been delivered to military and civil defense forces worldwide, successfully performing search, reconnaissance, bomb disposal and other dangerous missions.