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ELTA Delivers Mobile Counter-Drone System to U.S. Departments

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August 24, 2021

ELTA North America has announced the final contractual delivery of its counter-drone system, the On-The-Move V4 (OTM V4) C-sUAS solution. Since December 2020, ELTA North America said it has delivered a total of 5 OTM V4 vehicle system integrations under contract for use by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

The systems were designed under the Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations / Low-Intensity Conflict (ASDSO/LIC) Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (ITWSD) Mobile C-sUAS Defense-in-Depth Capability. The OTM V4 is a multi-sensor, multi-layered solution for early detection, disruption, and defeat of various types of rotary and fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS). It is also designed to operate while the vehicle is in motion, offering “soft kill” and “hard kill” mitigation options to deter threat drones with minimal to no collateral damage.

“We are very pleased with the progress ELTA North America, D-FEND Solutions, and Smart Shooter has made on the spiral development and integration of the advanced Mobile C-sUAS Defense-in-Depth Capability,” said Mike Trexler, ITWSD Tactical Offense Support Program Manager. “We look forward to continuing small tactical team operational testing and evaluations in a variety of scenarios and environments in FY22.”

“The OTM V4 is a truly innovative C-sUAS offering that we are proud to provide to our military forces and DHS agents in the field,” said William Ostrowski, CEO of ELTA North America. “Its ability to provide increased standoff for the safety of troops will remain a critical priority as we continue to develop advanced defense technologies.”

The mission of the IWTSD is to identify and develop capabilities for DoD to conduct Irregular Warfare against all adversaries, including Great Power competitors and non-state actors, and to deliver those capabilities to DoD components and interagency partners through rapid research and development, advanced studies, and technical innovation, and provision of support to U.S. military operations.

More details on ELTA North America are available at its website here.

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