iRobot Receives $11 M Order from US Army
- First order under a new contract for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs)
The order is the first under a new two-year requirements contract, which allows the Army to purchase model 310 SUGV robots and spares.
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310 SUGV is a man-portable robot that is being used to perform dismounted operations. SUGV robots are smaller and lighter versions of the combat-proven iRobot(r) PackBot(r).
"iRobot is pleased that the Army is continuing to invest in SUGV," said Robert Moses, president of iRobot's Government and Industrial Robots division. "We receive feedback from end users on a regular basis and we know that SUGV is proving its worth every day on the battlefield. The robot's light weight, durability and ease-of-use give our troops the upper hand as they carry out dangerous missions."
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Source : iRobot Corporation (Nasdaq: IRBT)