October 27, 2010
Bedford, MA-based iRobot Corp
. announced this week that it had received two contracts from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) at NASA's Stennis Space Center
, in southern Mississippi, related to its iRobot Seaglider Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV).
The first contract, valued at up to $920,000 is for the delivery of the Seaglider UUVs.
The second contract is for the upkeep and support of NAVOCEANO's existing fleet of Seaglider systems. This contract is reported to be valued at approximately $900,000.
According to the company, the iRobot Seaglider is a deep-diving UUV that is suitable for missions lasting many months and covering thousands of miles. The UUVs can be piloted from anywhere in the world.
The iRobot UUV was recently in the news for its role in data collection during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company says over 135 Seaglider UUVs have been delivered to customers worldwide, including the U.S. Navy, government agencies and research organizations.
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