XTEND – A number one firm in human-guided autonomous drone working programs for navy forces and legislation enforcement businesses – competitively awarded, by its US defence entity, XTEND Actuality Inc. a multi-year, $8.9M RDT&E contract to develop superior indoor-outdoor, multi -payload, tactical UAS by the US DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical Help Directorate (IWTSD). This new contract is the sixth consecutive contract from the US DoD, below which tons of of XTEND’s drones, to be manufactured within the US, might be delivered to the shopper. On the AUSA present, XTEND may even show its subsequent technology of human-guided autonomous drone working programs by means of a fight vehicle-mounted drone’ simulator, Thus, enabling operators to carry out a number of missions utilising XTEND’s working system for all required convoy safety scenarios- from C-UAS to C-IED.

“We’re enthusiastic about this newest contract which additional strengthens our collaboration with the US DoD. XTEND has already secured over twenty contracts within the final three years with its working system and pipeline merchandise portfolio. Working hand in hand with the world’s elite models and prime contractors– XTEND repeatedly strives to reinforce its providing and ‘Swiss Military Knife’ functionality idea by offering forces with a number of functions for varied missions, all carried out remotely and secure from hazard. The current contract is predicated on XTEND’s superior programs, already deployed by varied forces worldwide.” says Bob.


Xtenders micro tactical indoor ISR system

As a part of the corporate’s continued enlargement within the US market, it has just lately appointed Mr. Robert Peters as CEO of XTEND Actuality Inc. Mr. Peters brings with him huge expertise within the defence market, after efficiently holding a number of senior enterprise government positions in main US firms resembling: Textron Programs, Basic Dynamics, GE, and Lockheed Martin. Mr. Peters has helped develop a mid-size enterprise right into a $1 billion operation with world attain; supported substantial acquisitions; delivered full unmanned programs options and led efforts to open new markets.

The upcoming tactical multi-payload platform might be constructed upon the XTENDER micro-tactical ISR platform, with built-in resilient indoor-outdoor navigation and AI capabilities, enabling distant completion of missions whereas protecting forces out of hazard. Powered by XTEND’s XOS distinctive human-centric working system, the XTENDER options full localisation and situational consciousness, utilizing essentially the most superior digital and augmented actuality (VR/AR) applied sciences, coupled with breakthrough AI and machine studying flight algorithms, bringing the metaverse to the trendy battlefield. The XTENDER Gen2 boasts highly effective edge computing capabilities, offering onboard sensor fusion and localisation that allow the drone to fly in any atmosphere simply. The brand new onboard mission pc additionally permits the drone to run distributed AI-driven functions, offering the operator with real-life actionable intelligence, resembling goal classification, verification, and monitoring.