iRobot has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of man transportable robotic system (MTRS) production systems for the US Navy.

Under the $230m contract, the company will also provide depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management, and accessories.

The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance as well as to detect, identify and disable explosives devices.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facility in Massachusetts, US, and is expected to be complete by April 2015.

The US Naval Surface Warfare Center will be the contracting activity.