- Mobilicom receives first order for $150,000 for its controller and MESH networking solutions from fire control systems manufacturer Smart Shooter
- Smart Shooter is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control teleoperation systems used in anti-drones, law enforcement, security and military
settings and the Mobilicom equipment will be incorporated into its fire control systems
23 February 2021 – Mobilicom Limited is pleased to announce it has received its first order from Smart Shooter, an Israel-based world leader in fire control teleoperation systems.
Smart Shooter will incorporate Mobilicom’s controller and MESH networking products (Mobilicom’s SkyHopper Pro and Mobile Controller Terminal) into its SMASH family of fire control systems, including its SMASH Hopper Light Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (LRCWS). These systems require a robust and
highly-secured data link to operate remotely for their customers in Israel and the United States. Smart Shooter CEO, Michal Mor, said: “We are honored to work with Mobilicom, and combine its innovative technologies and products into our SMASH Hopper family of solution. Fielded and operational, SMASH family create a significant advantage for the infantry soldier and ultimately revolutionizing the world of small arms and optics.”
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said Mobilicom products would be integrated in Smart Shooter’s three leading systems, targeting worldwide sales. Mr Elkayam said: “Smart Shooter develops innovative technologies that help law enforcement and military professionals quickly and accurately neutralize targets using the teleoperated fire control systems. We are excited to be working with another business showcasing market leading technology, and expect repeat orders from Smart Shooter as it grows sales of its products over the coming years.”
Mobilicom expects to deliver the first products under the first Smart Shooter purchase order before the end of March 2021.
- Latest delivery exceeds 150 Ground Controller Stations valued at $350,000
- Contract has expanded from ~$2M to more than $2.3M
- Customer is a leading drone supplier engaged in defense, homeland security and commercial activities with further orders from the contract and sales expansion as a result of product delivery
- Agreement entered into with Asia-Pacific electronic manufacturing company to establish manufacturing capacity in APAC region
4 February 2021 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has delivered more than 150 units of its Ground Controller Station (GCS) solution, with a combined value of more than $350,000, under its contract with a leading drone supplier.
This is the second commercial delivery of products under the contract, first announced 18 December 2019, which has now expanded to be worth more than $2.3 million with $1.1 million delivered upon thus far.
The customer is one of the largest suppliers of drones, small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) and robotics outside of the US and engages in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world with revenue of more than $3.6 billion. The customer selected Mobilicom as vendor of choice for supply of the GCS product for the customer’s tactical drones and sUAVs. The customer is offering Mobilicom’s solution with all of its drones and sUAV platforms worldwide.
To fulfil the commercial quantities under this agreement and enable volume scalability for future projects, Mobilicom entered into an agreement with an Asia-Pacific electronic manufacturing company to build Mobilicom’s GCS system products (see ASX Announcement 3 July 2020).
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said the Company’s boosted manufacturing capacity enabled it to achieve greater volumes while maintaining gross margin targets, giving it more flexibility to meet customers’ needs, especially during COVID-19 related restrictions.
“Working with this leading drone supplier has benefited our business in many ways. The contract with this client continues to grow from original value of $2 million to $2.3 million, and we are now capable of manufacturing our products at much higher volumes while still maintaining the high level of quality our customers expect,” he said.
“This marks the second commercial delivery under this contract and we expect to receive additional orders from this customer.”
Mr. Elkayam said the customer will use also additional units to seed new projects which may ultimately lead to sales expansion beyond the existing orders.
- Mobilicom receives the first order for its SkyHopper Combo device from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary following successful integration and field testing
- The IAI subsidiary will use these units to initiate marketing and sales of its systems to Israeli government.
27 January 2021 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has received the first orders for its SkyHopper Combo device from a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
IAI will use the units to initiate marketing and sales of its systems to government customers, based on the first of its kind solution providing it with a cutting-edge technology and a time to market advantage.
IAI is Israel’s major aerospace and aviation manufacturer, producing aerial and astronautic systems for both military and civilian usage. IAI designs, develops and produces civil aircraft, drones & fighter aircraft, missile, avionics, and space-based systems, banking revenues of more than US$4 billion annually.
The volume of the order is not material at this stage, though the first orders are of importance to the Company as IAI is basing its new drone platform on the SkyHopper Combo product for future sales to the Israeli Government.
SkyHopper Combo is a first-of-its-kind, small & lightweight 3-in-1 solution, providing a highly secured, broadband wireless datalink that can operate with or without network infrastructure. This device coupled with Mobilicom’s ControliT secured cloud server enables configuration, network management, fleet management and tracking.
“Having commenced beta testing of SkyHopper Combo with the IAI subsidiary last month, Mobilicom is pleased to receive the first orders so quickly, proving the capability of our technology,” CEO Oren Elkayam said.
“Other customers and partners are also testing this new solution and we expect additional sales over the coming months,” he said.
Conventional solutions typically provide an independent direct datalink that has limited operational distance and is dependent on the availability of a cellular network. The SkyHopper Combo is unique in its ability to combine both solutions enabling connectivity anywhere and at any time.
- FLIR, a US-based company is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras.
- Flir is building a strategic position in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle market and has now commenced integrating Mobilicom’s data link solution into its new drones after extensive
successful flight test performance.
- FLIR is set to expand its integration work and cooperation with Mobilicom.
21 January 2021 – Mobilicom is pleased to announce it has delivered a second order of its SkyHopper PRO to FLIR.
NASDAQ-listed FLIR is the global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras. Based in the United States, the company manufactures thermal cameras and components for a wide variety of commercial and government applications.
FLIR is moving into the unmanned vehicles market through its acquisition of Altavian, a manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for defense and public safety customers, Endeavor Robotics, a leading manufacturer in unmanned ground systems (UGS) and combat-proven robots, and Aeryon, which makes high-performance drones for military, public safety and industrial operations. FLIR aims to become a top tier solution provider for robotics and drones and to capitalize on the US Department of Defense’s plan to increase spending on unmanned systems.
FLIR placed an initial order with Mobilicom for its SkyHopper PRO devices in November 2020, after completing extensive tests of its data link solution over several months.
Mobilicom received the second purchase order after FLIR successfully integrated SkyHopper PRO into its new drone platform.
“We are really pleased to receive and deliver this follow-up order for FLIR, which validates that our technology meets the high standards set by this global leader,” said Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam.
“With two orders in a relatively short timeframe, we look forward to integration and cooperation with FLIR as it increases its marketing and sales efforts of these new Mobilicom-enhanced drone systems to its growing customer base.”
- Mobilicoms’s COMBO solution device is a unique, small, lightweight & highly secured 3-in-1 solution, providing a broadband wireless datalink that can operate with or without network infrastructure insuring always & anywhere connected.
- Four international customers including Airbus in Europe, Israel Aerospace Industries, and other partners in France and Australia have conducted beta site installations of the solution.
- Demand to beta test this solution demonstrates COMBO’s appeal as a first-of-its-kind solution for autonomous platforms and drones.
8 December 2020 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has launched beta site installations with four international customers/partners for its newly released, first-of-its-kind COMBO solution for autonomous platforms and drones.
Beta site installations are being conducted with Airbus in Europe and Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary in Israel, as well as with partners in France and Australia.
The partners will use the product in their facilities, integrating COMBO into aerial platforms and operating it during flights and missions in private and public network environments.
Mobilicom expects sales of the COMBO Solution following completion of the beta sites.
“This demonstrates the appeal of the COMBO solution for use with autonomous platforms and drones, in particular its capability to operate with and without network infrastructure, ensuring mission continuity anytime anywhere,” said Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam.
“The beta site installations are taking place with existing Mobilicom customers who looked for such an innovative solution but couldn’t find a similar offering.”
The SkyHopper COMBO device, launched by Mobilicom in October, is a highly secured solution that works in tandem with Mobilicom’s secure cloud-based ControliT software. The combined offering consolidates all relevant data which enables device configuration, network management, fleet management, tracking, operation logs and statistics for operators.
Conventional solutions typically provide an independent direct datalink that has limited operational distance or a connection and is dependent on the availability of a cellular network. The SkyHopperCOMBO is unique in its ability to combine both solutions, embedded together to enable connectivity anywhere and at any time.
- Mobilicom has received a ~$250,000 repeat purchase order from a US ground robotics company following a previous order of more than $200,000 of Mobilicom’s products
- Order demonstrates Mobilicom’s capabilities as a holistic end-to-end smart solutions provider for drones and robotics
- Order follows recent orders from Swift Engineering, Censys Technologies and FLIR Systems, growing Mobilicom’s penetration of the US market
19 November 2020 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has received a repeat order valued at approximately $250,000 from a US ground robotics company, adding to its recent sales momentum in the US market with additional orders expected next year.
As part of the order Mobilicom will deliver its MCU-30 Lite products and Mini Controller PRO, a robust Tactical Mobile Controller and ground control station.
The customer is a unique designer within the robotics industry, with its solutions designed for a variety of industries including homeland security, mining, oil and gas, aerospace, maritime, petrochemical, public safety and construction. The order demonstrates the Mobilicom technology is at the forefront and meets the demands of high-level industry players.
The robotics market is growing in. magnitude and manufacturing volumes are being scaled up.
This US order follows Mobilicom’s recent repeat order from Swift Engineering, which is integrating Mobilicom’s SkyHopper ProV datalink and video solution into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a repeat order from Censys Technologies, and an initial order from FLIR Systems for Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO.
- FLIR Systems places initial order for Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO
- FLIR, a US-based company specialising in thermal imaging, is building a strategic position in
the UAV market with unmanned air and ground vehicle offerings
- FLIR is integrating Mobilicom’s data link solution into its new drones after extensive testing
- Mobilicom has delivered the initial order and expects repeat orders in due course
17 November 2020 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has delivered its first order to US company FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging infrared cameras.
NASDAQ-listed FLIR is the global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras. Based in United States and founded in 1978, the company makes thermal cameras and components for a wide variety of commercial and government applications.
FLIR is moving into the unmanned vehicles market through its acquisition of Endeavor Robotics, a leading manufacturer in unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for the global military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets and combat-proven robots. This is in addition to its acquisition of Aeryon Labs, a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems for global military, public safety and critical infrastructure. FLIR’s solutions position it as a top tier provider for robotics and drones in all markets.
FLIR has placed an initial order with Mobilicom for its SkyHopper PRO devices, after completing extensive tests of its data link solution over several months. The volume of the order is not material at this stage, though Mobilicom expects additional purchase orders as FLIR secures market share.
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said FLIR’s testing had put the SkyHopper PRO up against competitors to
“We are excited that our solution has been chosen by this top tier US company operating in large defense and commercial markets. The FLIR team was very satisfied with the results of testing, leading to the initial order which we have delivered,” he said.
“This will enable FLIR to build its first systems integrating our solution.”
- US-based UAV manufacturer Swift Engineering is integrating Mobilicom’s SkyHopper ProV
datalink and video solution into UAVs developed by subsidiary Swift Tactical Solutions
- It is the third Mobilicom product Swift has ordered and integrated into its products following
similar deals for MCU30 and SkyHopper PRO
- Mobilicom’s technology being deployed part of Swift’s strategic project
11 November 2020 – Mobilicom Limited is pleased to announce it has fulfilled new orders from repeat customer Swift Engineering Inc, a US-based UAV manufacturer, with its technology set to be deployed as part of UAV law enforcement project.
In the latest order, Mobilicom has delivered the SkyHopper ProV datalink and video solution for integration by Swift subsidiary, Swift Tactical Systems, into its UAV. It is the third Mobilicom solution Swift has purchased for integration, having previously bought and integrated Mobilicom’s MCU30 and SkyHopper Pro devices into its drones for testing, demonstrations and
initial deliveries in the US and Japan.
The Swift VTOL is unique solution that has the ability to take off and land anywhere, like other quad-rotor devices, while being able to transition to efficient fixed-wing forward flight without additional launch and recovery equipment. It is intended for long-range operation services.
Earlier this year, Swift Tactical Systems won a multi-agency unmanned aircraft systems contract with a strategic customer for use of drones to fight crime. Swift’s latest order from Mobilicom is part of initiating of the project, with Mobilicom expecting additional orders from Swift to follow.
Mobilicom CEO Oren Eklayam said the repeat order from Swift demonstrated Mobilicom’s technology was meeting the needs of the growing market for commercial and industrial drones and robotics. “This is the third time we have supplied Swift with our products which highlights the capabilities and
quality of our technology,” he said. “Swift is utilising our portfolio to meet the needs of different projects. This is a testament to our strategy to target and partner with key manufacturers of drones and robotics platforms, and enjoy the benefits as the market and commercialization scales up.”
Swift Engineering is an innovative company with a 35-year history of design, engineering and build heritage in intelligent systems and advanced vehicles; including autonomous systems, helicopters, submarines, spacecraft, ground vehicles, robotics, and advanced composites. Its subsidiary Swift Tactical Systems provides unmatched capabilities utilizing disruptive unmanned systems technologies and operational expertise for military and government applications.
- Mobilicom has launched the new offering to commercial and industrial customers/partners
- The SkyHopper Combo device is a unique, small, lightweight & highly secured 3-in-1 solution, providing a broadband wireless datalink that can operate with or without network infrastructure
- This Combo device is coupled with Mobilicom’s ControliT secured cloud server, enabling configuration, network management, fleet management and tracking
- ControliT positions Mobilicom as a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) provider
- The offering has undergone successful field-testing and demonstrations on board drones, robotics and vehicular platforms
- Mobilicom expects sales of the new SkyHopper Combo offering in the short term
27 October 2020 – Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has released the SkyHopper Combo device and ControliT secured server solution following successful initial testing and demonstration phases underway.
SkyHopper Combo is a broadband communication datalink device that provides connectivity and operation of drones, robotics and other autonomous platforms. This enables operation of these platforms in any environment with or without network infrastructure.
The SkyHopper Combo device is highly secured solution that works in tandem with Mobilicom’s secure cloud-based ControliT software, which enables device configuration, network management, fleet management, tracking, operation logs and statistics for operators.
Conventional solutions typically provide an independent direct datalink that has limited operational distance or a connection that is dependent on the availability of a cellular network. The SkyHopper Combo is unique in its ability to combine both solutions, embedded together to enable connectivity anywhere
and at any time.
Mobilicom expects the solution to have significant appeal with drone and robotics manufacturers, industrial system integrators, autonomous platform manufacturers and cellular service providers. The technology could be applied in numerous situations and settings including the mining, oil and gas, agriculture and public safety industries.
The Company expects to commence sales of SkyHopper Combo in the short term, with significant interest from potential customers after successful field-testing on board drone and robotics platforms.
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said SkyHopper Combo allows Mobilicom to expand its total addressable market to private and public infrastructure-based solutions, such as the industrial internet-of-things (IoT) communication market.
“The Combo device enables communication with other devices directly using ad-hoc wireless technology without infrastructure, but there is also the option to use cellular infrastructure when it exists, for beyond line of sight, long range, urban, and other operation modes,” he said.
“The cloud solution will continue to evolve with additions of services beyond communication in the future, as well as expand our offering to infrastructure communication. It is also a significant step for Mobilicom to establish itself as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider with recurring revenues and high gross margins.”
- Ofer Laufer is a results orientated, driven executive with 25 years experience in rapidly growing enterprises with proven ability to transfer products from development to mas production and sales
- Appointment enhances Mobilicom’s management team
- Mr Laufer spent more than 10 years at Friendly Robotics, which was acquired by US company MTD in 2017 and continued to work there until the beginning of this year
21 October 2020 – mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom or the Company, ASX: MOB) is pleased to announce it has appointed Ofer Laufer as its Chief operations Officer (COO) as it prepares to further enhance its penetration in the drone and robotics market.
At Friendly Robotics, as COO and OEM Manager, Mr Laufer scaled up the company’s production of its Robomow robotic lawn mowers and grew production and sales by 40% over a 16-month period.
Most recently, Mr Laufer was CEO of Blue I Water Technologies, a provider of controllers and analyzers for the water treatment market. He previously held senior roles with NASDAQ-listed Alvarion, a leading provider of innovative WiMAX and wireless broadband network solutions; and cosmetic and pharmaceutical platform Powerpaper.
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said Mr Laufer’s appointment would help drive the Company’s sales across a number of product lines and markets.
”Ofer will provide Mobilicom with important experience and knowledge as we continue to grow our customer base in the drone and robotic markets around the world, ” he said.
”Ofer also has significant experience in research and development, helping companies grow international manufacturing capabilities and his experience will be invaluable to Mobilicom.”