XTEND Awarded $20 Million Israel MoD Contract To Develop Multi-drone Operating System
XTEND – the developer of XOS, a human-guided autonomous working system that’s revolutionizing ‘human to machine’ interplay, has been awarded a $20M contract by Israel Ministry of Protection (IMoD), for the event and provide of a first-of-its-kind multi-drone working system. The brand new joint undertaking 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 permit XTEND’s drones to be deployed remotely by army models in numerous eventualities 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 change into extra than simply one other “eye within the sky”, allow operators to regulate, work together, and run third celebration functions 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 very honored and excited to have been chosen as soon as once more by MAFAT, and to collaborate with them on this game-changing undertaking. Our continued partnership displays the belief of the Israeli Ministry of Protection has in our firm’s staff and know-how. XTEND’s deep collaboration with MAFAT lately has already been operationally confirmed again and again, decreasing the danger 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,” says Ido Bar-On, VP BD & Gross sales, XTEND.
XOS is well programmable and configurable to swimsuit completely different wants exterior protection, as Aviv Shapira, co-founder, and CEO at XTEND, explains: “Scalable, reasonably priced, and infinitely versatile, XOS’s distinctive working system permits people to attach and work together with drones, robots, automobiles, sensible units, and sensible 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 protection, XOS is offering a brand new manner for public security, inspection and homeland safety professionals to work together with machines nearly in numerous civilian eventualities.”
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 sensible machines from a distant, protected distance, with minimal coaching. XTEND supplies revolutionary human-guided autonomous machine methods that allow any operator to carry out extraordinarily correct maneuvers and actions, in any setting with minimal coaching. The corporate’s patented XOS working system fuses one of the best of human intelligence and machine autonomy to reinforce the operator’s talents, and concurrently scale back the necessity for bodily confrontation, thereby minimizing casualties and accidents. Tons of of XTEND’s methods are already operationally deployed worldwide, and the corporate is constantly creating its XOS working system and platforms to ship the way forward for human-machine teaming to protection, HLS, and safety professionals worldwide.
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