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iRobot wins $28.8M contract mod for Navy robot systems

System used to disarm, dispose of explosives

iRobot Corp. has won a $28.8 million contract modification to provide the U.S. Navy with Man Transportable Robotic System production systems, as well as related parts and services.

The Man Transportable Robotic System is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, or either disarm or dispose of explosive devices, the Defense Department said in an announcement.

Under the contract, iRobot will provide the systems as well as depot-level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management and approved accessories.

Work will take place in Bedford, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 2014.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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