The autonomous systems from Israeli drone company XTEND have achieved full National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) compliance for the US Department of Defense.
The milestone enables the Tel Aviv-based company to expand its US-based drone production to meet the US government’s increasing demand for “revolutionary, robust, affordable” unmanned aerial solutions.
NDAA compliance covers all systems under the XTEND family of drones, including the Wolverine small rugged system, the Griffon drone interceptor, and the XTENDER tactical indoor micro-drone.
“Our compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) further strengthens XTEND’s ongoing collaboration with the US Department of Defense and supercharges our US expansion,” XTEND Defense General Manager Robert Peters stated.
“In the last four years we have secured over 30 new contracts with the US Department of Defense, its allies and partners, which will see over 1000 of our revolutionary US-made drones produced over the next 24 months.”
Supporting US Defense
XTEND’s drone platforms feature easy, accurate control and maneuvers in any scenario, even with minimal user training. The drones are deployed with wearable and lightweight gesture-based controllers.
Each system is powered by the company’s proprietary XOS drone operating system, combining user-friendly technology and machine autonomy to reduce physical interventions while securing operators from injuries.
As XTEND’s XOS continues to develop, the firm’s drones already provide capabilities international customers require for defense, homeland security, public safety, and industrial applications.
“We cherish our partnership with the US Government and remain fully committed to aligning our operations with its well-justified standards for facing near-peer threats,” XTEND Business Development and Sales Ido Bar-On said.
“We are growing our Florida facility threefold, and we will continue to support our defense partners and customers with our highly experienced, veteran team.”