iRobot, a provider of robotic technology-based solutions, has achieved two orders from the U.S. Army’s Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) that amounts to a value of $6M.
As per this contract, iRobot will supply spares for iRobot 510 PackBot robots such as manipulator arms, operator control units, and radios. The overall deliveries will be concluded by November 30, 2012.
510 PackBot, a tactical mobile robot, is a modular, adaptable and versatile solution that is capable of protecting warfighters and first responders from possible dangers. The robot is proven-capable for a wide range of major missions such as hazardous materials detection, reconnaissance, bomb disposal and route clearance.
According to Tim Trainer, interim general manager of iRobot’s Defense and Security business unit, PackBot has a proven history as a life-saving tool since 10 years. It has found to be effective in situations with conflict as well as for emergency response. These life-saving robots provide more effective, more secure, and more efficient way of performing complex operations within and beyond the battlefield. This innovative robotic technology forms a major part of the future military operations and missions as the Army will further invest in its current fleet of robots.
iRobot has supplied over 4,500 unmanned ground vehicles for global military and civil defense forces.