US Marine Corps orders 75 SUGV robot systems

iRobot has received a order of $9.8 million from the US Marine Corps Systems Command for 75 Small Unmanned Groud Vehicles (SUGV) robot systems.

Ealier, iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 of its defense and security robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.

The main portable robot helps in dexterous manipulator for dismounted mobile operations.

Additionally, iRobot PackBot enters inaccessible or dangerous area and provides situational awareness and technology for infantry troops, combat engineers, EOD technicians and other personnel.

“Rugged, lightweight robots like SUGV enable a safer and more effective way to conduct a variety of dangerous missions,” said Tom Frost, senior vice president and general manager of iRobot’s Defense & Security business unit.

iRobot SUGV

Last year in December, iRobot announced exciting updates to the company’s successful STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach program, including the launch of Create 2 – a preassembled robot platform.

In October, iRobot received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.

In March last year, iRobot announced that the company’s Ava 500 video collaboration robot is ready for delivery in the U.S., Canada and select European markets through select certified Cisco resellers.

Shilpa Khatri

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