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U.S. Navy Orders $7.7M in iRobot Upgrades
The add-ons mean over $25M in revenue from defense over the past few months
By RBR Staff


The U.S. Navy has placed another order with iRobot, this time for $7.7 million in semi-autonomous robot upgrades. The order signals over $25 million collected from the U.S. military by iRobot over the last few months. 

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) calls for iRobot Aware(R) 2 software upgrades and the delivery of advanced sensor suites for 248 fielded Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK 1 MOD 1 robots. MTRS MK 1 MOD 1 is modeled after the iRobot 510 PackBot(R). The company expects to complete these deliveries by November 2012.

Sensor suites include the iWARVVS (iRobot Wide-Angle Robot Vehicle Vision System) camera, thermal camera and iRobot’s User Assist Package (UAP). The cameras provide greater…

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