iRobot Unit Lands $13M UK Ministry of Defense Pact

iRobot Recon, a unit of iRobot Corporation of Somerville, MA was awarded a 9 million pounds sterling ($13 million) contract to design, develop and manufacture a man portable remote control vehicle for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations. The robotic vehicle will be used to detect, identify, evaluate and render safe unexploded ordnances, both improvised (car bombs, pipe bombs, etc.) and conventional military style bombs. The UK Ministry of Defense plans to deploy these robots through out the world.

For more information please contact: Laura Woodbury, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, iRobot Corp, (603) 532-6900 x204.

About iRobot:

iRobot Corp. is a worldwide leader in mobile robotics for research, military and commercial use. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the Top 25 Coolest Companies, its creations have graced the covers of Scientific American, National Geographic, and Popular Science and are often seen on the Discovery Channel. Acer Technology Venture Fund L.P. and First Albany Companies, Inc., are two of the principal outside investors in iRobot, a privately held company.


SOURCE: iRobot Corporation

Contact: Laura Woodbury, Sales & Marketing Coordinator of iRobot Corp.,
+1-603-532-6900, ext. 204