iRobot has won a $9.6 million contract for the delivery of 20 iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN Recce Systems to Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).
The contract includes training and future product lifecycle support. All systems under the contract are expected to be delivered by April 2015.
The iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN Recce System is a modular expansion to the company's 510 PackBot Multi-Mission robot platform that meets specific requirements set forth by the Canadian Department of National Defence.
It includes a CBRN suite that integrates five primary sensors to reliably detect, alert and report on chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives and radiation. The robot also features enhanced mobility through the addition of rear flippers. It was chosen due in part to its ease of use, superior mobility, ability to access confined spaces and broad sensing capabilities.
While the 510 PackBot CBRN Recce System meets specific Canadian DND requirements, the base 510 PackBot Multi-Mission platforms is able to integrate additional sensors to assist with the identification and interrogation of CBRN threats. The robot is also ideal for missions including explosive ordnance disposal, reconnaissance, route clearance and data collection in industrial settings.
iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide, keeping personnel safe by allowing them to conduct dangerous missions from safe standoff distances.