Posted by Courtney E. Howard
To date, iRobot has delivered 45 SUGVs as part of the Army’s low-rate initial production contract for the first brigade set of BCTM Increment 1 capabilities.
“We are pleased that the U.S. Army has announced its intent to procure two more brigade sets of SUGV,” says Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “It’s a testament to the positive feedback we have received about SUGV since being fielded. These robots are meeting Army requirements and performing as expected on the battlefield.”
iRobot and Boeing teamed to develop the SUGV, a smaller and lighter version of the combat-proven PackBot. It provides warfighters real-time awareness of critical situations and enables them to complete dangerous missions from safe standoff distances.