iRobot to Deliver More Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs) to the U.S. Army

BEDFORD, Mass., March 31, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, announced that the U.S. Army plans to procure two additional low-rate initial production brigade sets of model 320 SUGVs.

The Defense Acquisition Board formalized its approval to purchase additional SUGVs under the Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM) program in February. It allows for the delivery of 76 total SUGVs for two additional infantry brigade sets. iRobot has already delivered 45 SUGVs as part of the Army’s low-rate initial production contract for the first brigade set of BCTM Increment 1 capabilities.

iRobot also continues to develop the follow-on variant of the SUGV for the BCTM program. This SUGV variant will provide enhanced processing, sensor and communication capabilities and is expected to be available in the 2012 timeframe.

“We are pleased that the U.S. Army has announced its intent to procure two more brigade sets of SUGV,” said 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 gives warfighters real-time awareness of critical situations and allows them to complete dangerous missions from safe standoff distances.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit

For iRobot Investors
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