Mobilicom to Provide Cybersecure Datalinks for Israeli Loitering Munitions

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Mobilicom to Provide Cybersecure Datalinks for Israeli Loitering Munitions

Defense News ,Israel :- In a significant development, Israeli networking solutions company Mobilicom has recently inked a groundbreaking production-scale contract to supply cybersecurity devices for loitering munitions produced by Israel Aerospace Industries.

At the core of this agreement is Mobilicom's cutting-edge SkyHopper Pro Lite, a sophisticated device designed to counter a multitude of digital threats and malicious attacks on drones, all without the need for human intervention. This non-line-of-sight system boasts an impressive range, sustaining radio signals up to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) across diverse urban and industrial landscapes.

Beyond its capabilities in thwarting cyber threats, the SkyHopper Pro Lite excels in mitigating other forms of electronic interference and jamming attacks while maintaining connectivity even in areas with signal dead spots.

The increasing prominence of drones on the battlefield has sparked a growing interest in Mobilicom's end-to-end solutions, as noted by the company's Founder and CEO, Oren Elkayam. He emphasized, "Drones are becoming more important in the battlefield, thus we are seeing increasing interest in our end-to-end solutions. We've been working closely with IAI, and our system has been integrated with the loitering drones which are now headed into production."

This collaboration aligns with Israel Aerospace Industries' recent projects involving loitering munitions. In May 2023, a significant agreement was signed between Israel Aerospace Industries and the Estonian government to procure loitering munitions in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. These munitions were intended to complement Tallinn's existing arsenal, which includes long-range artillery ammunition, anti-ship missiles, and multiple-launch rocket systems.

Additionally, the U.S. government announced Tel Aviv's acquisition of 200 Switchblade 600 kamikaze drones from AeroVironment in the same year. In 2021, Israel Aerospace Industries entered into a memorandum of understanding with Korea Space Industries, aiming for joint research to enhance the capabilities of loitering munitions against enemy air defenses. This strategic partnership extends to co-developing new weapon systems for long-endurance reconnaissance missions and delayed strike operations.

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