May 16, 2013 ASDNews Source : iRobot Corporation
iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has won contracts totaling $7.2 million from the Brazilian government to provide iRobot 510 PackBot robots, spares and associated equipment through December 2013.
“iRobot continues its international expansion, and Brazil represents an important market for the company’s unmanned ground vehicles,” said Frank Wilson, senior vice president and general manager of iRobot’s Defense & Security business unit. “iRobot is excited to be providing the company’s state-of-the-art robotic technologies to Brazil as the country prepares for several high profile international events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.”
iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide. The company’s tactical mobile robots perform multiple missions for troops and public safety professionals, enhancing situational awareness, reducing risk and increasing mission success.