iRobot gets another order for battlefield robots
Bedford's iRobot Corp. said that it has received an order for $35.3 million from the US Army TACOM Contracting Center for more of the company's PackBot battlefield robots.
"This order falls under the $286 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) xBot contract and calls for the delivery of 486 iRobot PackBot 510 with FasTac Kit robots prior to March 31, 2010," iRobot said in a press release. "The total contract value to date under this IDIQ is approximately $125 million."
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"This order is truly a significant milestone for iRobot," Joe Dyer, president of iRobot Government and Industrial Robots, said in a statement. "Not only is it the single largest order we have ever received from the military, but it also proves that there is strong and continuing support for our PackBot FasTac platform that was introduced just last year."