iRobot 310 gives soldiers safe access to danger zones

iRobot has won a $10 million contract from the Army’s Robotic Systems Joint Program Office to furnish its 310 small unmanned ground vehicle designed to assist soldiers, combat engineers and explosive ordnance disposal crews on dismounted operations, the company said Oct. 15.

The iRobot 310 SUGV can be carried in a backpack by troops and is designed for accessing areas deemed too dangerous for people. The Army has placed an initial $2 million order for the model through the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, the company said.

The company also said it has received a $3.7 million order from the RSJPO for handheld controllers.

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