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iRobot wins $59.2M explosive disposal modification

iRobot Corp. has won a $59.2 million modification to a support contract for explosive ordnance disposal robotic vehicles.

The contract entails providing depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, training, engineering enhancements and more for Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS), a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices.

Work is slated to wrap up April 2015.

Funds in the amount of $720,500 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

About the Author

Zach Noble is a staff writer covering digital citizen services, workforce issues and a range of civilian federal agencies.

Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.

Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.

Click here for previous articles by Noble, or connect with him on Twitter: @thezachnoble.


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