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iRobot Wins $29M US Navy Robot Order

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued April 12, 2013)

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Mass., is being awarded a $28,776,935 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-11-D-0013) for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories.

The Man Transportable Robotic System is a small robotic vehicle used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices.

Work will be performed in Bedford, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 2014. No funding will be obligated at the time of the award. Fiscal 2013 Operations and Maintenance, Navy and Operations and Maintenance, Army contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.