iRobot has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to supply transportable robotic systems.

Under the $21m order, the company will provide the navy with more than 100 man-transportable robotic system (MTRS) mk1 mod 1 robots and spares kits.

Modelled after the iRobot 510 PackBot, the MTRS mk1 mod 1 robots will carry out bomb disposal and other dangerous missions.

The contract is the fourth order under a $230m indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract and brings the total orders under the contract to $36m.

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The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has been the contracting activity.