iRobot Awarded $30 Million Army Contract

  iRobot Awarded $30 Million Army Contract

                      Initial order valued at $3 million

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- July 11, 2013

As previously announced by the Army, iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in
delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has been awarded a $30 million
indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army’s
Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO). The four-year contract, which
replaces an expiring IDIQ, allows for the delivery of iRobot PackBot FasTac
robotic systems and associated spares.

The iRobot PackBot performs bomb disposal and other dangerous missions for
troops and first responde ...

The iRobot PackBot performs bomb disposal and other dangerous missions for
troops and first responders. (Photo: Business Wire)

An initial $3 million order under the contract for spares has also been
placed. Deliveries under this order will be completed by the end of Q4 2013.

“iRobot is proud to provide robotic capabilities that help our warfighters
accomplish their mission,” said Frank Wilson, senior vice president and
general manager of iRobot’s Defense & Security business unit. “The Army
recognizes the value of the PackBot FasTac robotic system on the battlefield,
and we look forward to continuing our work with RSJPO to ensure the Army is
well equipped to maintain its fleet of PackBot FasTac robots in the years

The iRobot PackBot allows military and public safety personnel to investigate
dangerous objects and environments from a safe distance. The robot is used in
a wide variety of operations, including neutralizing roadside bombs and other
improvised explosive devices, screening vehicles, and searching buildings,
bunkers, caves and tunnels.

iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 robots to military and civil defense
forces worldwide.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home
robots help people find smarter ways to clean, its defense & security robots
protect those in harm’s way, and its remote presence robots enable virtual
presence from anywhere in the world. iRobot’s robots feature iRobot Aware®
robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced
concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence.
For more information about iRobot, please visit

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