Israeli drone-maker to supply advanced systems to US Department of Defense
Israeli company Xtend, which specializes in human-guided autonomous drones for use by militaries and law enforcement, announced on Tuesday that it will supply hundreds of its Wolverine systems to the U.S. Department of Defense.
The drones were developed under the joint leadership of the DoD and Israel’s Ministry of Defense, and are designed to protect U.S. military forces in the field.
The contract follows joint Israeli and American research and development involving the Israeli Defense Ministry, the DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate and Xtend.
“Made in the U.S., the small, lightweight and rugged Wolverine is affordable, versatile and has low power consumption,” Xtend said in a statement.
“Easy to use, it enables operators, even those with no flight experience, to perform extremely precise remote tasks, maneuvers and actions in complex environments, indoor or outdoor, with minimal training and maintenance,” added the company.
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