Shoham, Israel, Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, NASDAQ: MOB, MOBBW, ASX: MOB), a provider of cybersecurity and smart solutions for drones, robotics, and autonomous platforms, has received and fulfilled an initial SkyHopper COMBO order for an existing Tier-1 customer, Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD), for a new fleet deployment program designed by a leading drone manufacturer.
Mobilicom’s SkyHopper COMBO data link is being used within IMOD’s new drone platform, deployed as part of IMOD’s small drone fleet solution for intelligence, reconnaissance, and homeland security applications. IMOD has designed its solution to operate in interfered environments prone to cyber-attack domains where SkyHopper COMBO’s secured data link features are considered critical.
While Mobilicom does not consider the initial delivered order of ~A$92,000 (US$58,000) to be material, IMOD indicated it intends to expand its fleet deployment, which will likely result in repeat larger orders for the Company as the small drone platform is commercialized.
The SkyHopper COMBO is recognized for its industry-leading line of sight (LOS) and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVOS) capability, enabled by secured direct software defined radio (SDR) data link or one of two cellular operators. In addition, the SkyHopper COMBO can scale for simultaneous use of small drone fleets by multiple teams in multiple locations.
IMOD’s adoption of the SkyHopper COMBO validates its use for defense applications. The solution is also suitable for a range of commercial uses, including suburban drone delivery, long range inspection of utility infrastructure and public safety operations.
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said, “The incorporation of SkyHopper COMBO by the Israel Ministry of Defense as part of its small drone fleet solution is a testament to Mobilicom’s cybersecurity credentials and the inherent flexibility of the COMBO to operate one of three available datalinks, guaranteeing connectivity anywhere, anytime.
The order adds to success with Tier 1 drone and robotics customers globally, and highlights another avenue for customer adoption and expansion within our end-to-end offering, ensuring we are well-positioned to continue to execute against our growth strategy.”