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Defense Solutions to distribute PackBot

EXTON, Pa., May 15 (UPI) -- Defense Solutions Inc. has signed a deal to become the distributor of iRobot Corp.'s PackBot technologies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. company Defense Solutions signed the deal with iRobot to distribute the tactical robot systems to military and government authorities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The PackBot technology, widely deployed by the U.S. military, is a tactical mobile robot designed to detect and neutralize roadside bombs and other explosive threats while keeping the operator at a safe distance.

"We are excited to be a distributor of iRobot's PackBot product line in Iraq and Afghanistan," John Little, Defense Solutions president, said in a statement.

"iRobot provides one of the best tactical mobile robots in the world, and we are committed to delivering these units to countries that desperately need to improve the safety of their government, military and people."

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