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iRobot to Provide Army Spares, Controllers

IRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) has won a $10 million contract from the U.S. Army’s robotic systems joint program office to provide maintenance training and spares for the iRobot 310 SUGV, the company announced Monday.

The Army has already ordered $2 million in spares and delivery is scheduled to finish by the first quarter of 2013.

iRobot has also received a separate $3.7 million contract from the RSJPO for heads-down controllers, containing a 5.6-inch sunlight-readable liquid crystal display screens.

“We are delivering the heads-down controller in response to specific requests from the field, ” said Frank Wilson, senior vice president and general manager of the defense and security business.

Delivery of the controllers is scheduled to wrap up by the fourth quarter of 2012.

The iRobot 310 SUGV is a man-portable robot that can be used for dismounted mobile operations.

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

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