XTEND to develop and supply multi- drone operating system to Israel

XTEND has been awarded a contract by Israel Ministry of Defense for the development and supply of a first-of-its-kind multi-drone operating system.

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XTEND is the developer of XOS, a human-guided autonomous operating system that is revolutionising ‘human to machine’ interaction.

The $20 million joint project with MAFAT and the Israeli Ministry of Directorate of Defense Research & Development, will see XOS enable the remote, safe, and intuitive operation of dozens of human-guided semi-autonomous drones simultaneously, utilising the latest virtual reality, edge processing and AI technology. 

XOS will allow XTEND’s drones to be deployed remotely by military units in various scenarios precisely, intuitively, and immersively. 

The ground-breaking joint initiative enables operators to control, interact, and run third party applications on the drones remotely, keeping forces out of danger, while fusing an operator’s expertise with machine autonomy, VR and AI. The deal is based on performance and deliverable milestones. 

Ido Bar-On, VP BD and sales, XTEND, said: “Our continued partnership reflects the trust of the Israeli Ministry of Defence has in our company's team and technology. XTEND’s deep collaboration with MAFAT in recent years has already been operationally proven time and again, reducing the risk to operators and providing them with best of breed technology to give them an operational edge. XTEND and the Ministry of Defence are working to secure the cooperation of other ally countries in this development programme.”