iRobot Announces $30 Million Army Contract
Posted on July 11, 2013
iRobot has announced that it has been awarded a $30 million Army contract. The four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract allows for the delivery of iRobot PackBot FasTac robotic systems and associated spares.
The iRobot PackBot allows military and public safety personnel to investigate dangerous objects and environments from a safe distance. The robot is used in a wide variety of operations. Some of the operations include neutralizing roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices. It can also screen vehicles and search buildings, bunkers, caves and tunnels. iRobot says it has deliverd over 5,000 robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide to doate.
iRobot is also known for its consumer line, which includes the Roomba.