> our title:

US Navy Orders $59M of IED Robots

> original title:

Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued April 15, 2014)

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Mass., is being awarded a $59,220,496 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-11-D-0013) for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management, and approved accessories.

The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices.

Work will be performed in Bedford, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army and fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $720,500 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.