iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) has announced that they have received an order from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation. The order from the Army Program was for $6.1 million.
iRobot Corp and the U.S. Army hold a $200 million contract in which the value now stands around $30 million. In this particular order the U.S. Army Program needed spare parts for iRobot’s PackBot line. The robots are used in reconnaissance, route clearing missions and are also able to identify and neutralize improvised explosive devices.
A few of the spare parts needed by the U.S. Army Program were manipulator kits, battery packs, radios, antennas and hand controllers. iRobot has delivered more than 2,500 PackBot robots. These robot keep soldiers out of harms way by conducting dangerous missions by remote.
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people with 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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Stuart T. Smith