XTEND, the developer of XOS, a human-guided autonomous working system for ‘human to machine’ interplay, has been awarded a $20M contract by Israel Ministry of Protection, for the event and provide of a multi-drone working system.
The brand new joint venture with MAFAT and the Israeli Ministry of Directorate of Protection Analysis & Growth, will see XOS allow the distant, protected, and intuitive operation of dozens of human-guided semi-autonomous drones concurrently, using the newest digital actuality, edge processing and AI know-how. XOS will enable XTEND’s drones to be deployed remotely by army items in varied situations exactly, intuitively, and immersively. The distinctive and groundbreaking joint initiative, which embodies the IDF and XTEND’s shared imaginative and prescient of enabling drones to turn out to be extra than simply one other “eye within the sky”, allow operators to regulate, work together, and run 3rd occasion purposes on the drones remotely, retaining forces out of hazard, whereas fusing an operator’s experience with machine autonomy, VR and AI. The deal is predicated on efficiency and deliverable milestones.
“We’re witnessing a revolution on the fashionable battlefield,” mentioned an official on the IDF. “Working with XTEND over the past three years, now we have already been in a position to subject programs that are actually in each day use, and we’re assured that this new program will present an incredible leap in our operational capabilities. Placing one of the best of civilian know-how into the palms of our troopers. One of many best challenges for a program workplace working with cutting-edge applied sciences is to seek out the precise business companions. Together with only a few different distributors, we see XTEND as such companion.”
“We’re very honoured and excited to have been chosen as soon as once more by MAFAT, and to collaborate with them on this game-changing venture,” says Ido Bar-On, VP BD & Gross sales, XTEND. “Our continued partnership displays the belief of the Israeli Ministry of Protection has in our firm’s workforce and know-how. XTEND’s deep collaboration with MAFAT in recent times has already been operationally confirmed again and again, lowering the chance to operators and offering them with better of breed know-how to present them an operational edge. XTEND and the Ministry of Protection are working to safe the cooperation of different ally international locations on this improvement program.”
XTEND’s new contract with Israel’s Ministry of Protection is the newest in over 20 main contracts secured by the corporate within the final three years, together with a multi-million-dollar contract with the U.S. Division of Protection, which can see XTEND’s know-how enabling US army drone operators to interactively function a number of good machines from a distant, protected distance, with minimal coaching.
XOS is definitely programmable and configurable to go well with totally different wants outdoors protection, as Aviv Shapira, co-founder, and CEO at XTEND, explains: “Scalable, inexpensive, and infinitely versatile, XOS’s distinctive working system permits people to attach and work together with drones, robots, autos, good units, and good machines remotely, safely, and intuitively. Letting nearly anybody to regulate a number of distant machines concurrently – utilizing superior VR know-how, on prime of an AI layer. Alongside defence, XOS is offering a brand new method for public security, inspection and homeland safety professionals to work together with machines nearly in varied civilian situations.”