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XTEND receives new UAV order from US DoD

17th October 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


Xtender Gen 2 indoor/outdoor UAVs. (Photo: XTEND)

Israeli manufacturer gains sixth DoD order for Xtender mini-UAVs and continues to develop its relationship with Italian company IDS.

Mini-UAV manufacturer XTEND has obtained a new $8.9 million order from the DoD for Xtender Generation 2 indoor/outdoor multi-payload UAVs.

The ISR platform weighs 1.17kg and can reach a top speed of 16km/h with 10 minutes of flight time. A key feature is the platform is controlled by a single-hand, gesture-based controller.

Xtender also has a reverse mode and can flip back.

‘We were competing versus fully autonomous solutions, but we kept the human operator to allow for a more dynamic flight control,’ Gadi Bar-Ner, chief business officer at XTEND, told Shephard during AUSA 2022 on 10-12 October.

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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