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US Navy awards iRobot $230 million contract


BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS (BNS): Robotic technology-based solutions company, iRobot, has received a $230 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

Under the contract’s terms, NAVSEA can procure PackBot Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots, depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories.

The PackBot MTRS is modeled after the iRobot 510 PackBot.

One of the most battle-tested robots in the world, the iRobot 510 PackBot performs bomb disposal and other dangerous missions for warfighters and first responders.

These robots are currently being used in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify and neutralize explosive devices, perform reconnaissance and clear routes for warfighters on the move, the company said.

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