$63.9M to iRobot for Anti-IED Robot Spares & Maintenance
The MTRS program has made hundreds of robots available in Iraq and Afghanistan for use investigating and eliminating IED land mines. Small business qualifier (and Roomba robot vacuum manufacturer) iRobot Corp. in Burlington, MA received a $64.3 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for operator and technician training, Packbot spare parts, and new robots. These will be delivered to the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office for use by the joint robotics repair facilities and embedded repair teams deployed in support of contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror. Work will be performed in Burlington, MA and is expected to be complete in May 2008. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL (N61339-06-D-0015).
Last week, DID recently covered a very similar contract for the other approved MTRS platform, QinetiQ Foster-Miller’s TALON robots.