The US Army TACOM Contracting Center has placed an order with iRobot Corp for the delivery of iRobot Aware 2 robot intelligence software and spare parts for iRobot PackBot tactical mobile robots.

The army has plans to upgrade its existing iRobot 510 FasTac fleet to the iRobot 510 PackBot multimission robot.

The iRobot 510 PackBot multimission robot is capable of performing bomb disposal and other dangerous missions for warfighters and is currently used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

iRobot Aware 2 software also allows assistive autonomous operations, reducing operator workload and providing increased situational awareness.

The $14m order is the part of the $286m indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) xBot contract.