LAS VEGAS, 12 Jan. 2006. InRob Tech Ltd. today announced that it has delivered an initial remote control system for operating a Hummer HMMWV (high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle) jeep to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) at a price of close to $70,000 per unit.
The Humvee is used by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and armies around the world for a wide range of field operations as it is designed for use over all types of roads, in all weather conditions and is extremely effective in the most difficult terrain.
InRob Tech's remote control system enables fully remote operation of the jeep. In addition, the system is capable of including high level controls, such as the operation of cameras and weapons. This further increases the base price of the company's system and makes its use highly attractive in the most dangerous of activities.
"The trend to find high tech solutions to prevent casualties is growing in our favor and we expect that remotely controlled operations vehicles will become commonplace in the next few years," said InRob Tech CEO Ben Tsur Joseph.
"InRob Tech is well positioned to capitalize on this market, as our technologies have successfully gone through the toughest of testing by the most demanding of armies. I am optimistic of the direction of this market and our participation in it."
"This sale represents what we hope is the beginning of a new and large market for InRob Tech," comments Joseph. "We continue to feed the military and civilian markets with high tech solutions for the most dangerous of field operations tasks. The HMMWV, also known as Humvee, is a standard high performance operations vehicle in almost any army, and with the remote control capabilities offered by our system, we increase its functionality and performance by several levels."
The company anticipates delivery of additional units to the IDF over the course of this year.
Humvee is a registered trademark of AM General LLC. Hummer is a registered trademark of General Motors Corp.
InRob Tech is a Nevada-based, high-tech company with a wholly owned subsidiary in Israel, specializing in the planning, manufacturing and service support of advanced wireless and remote control systems, operating all types of robots and other vehicles. The company is a leader in its field, and supports the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), Israeli police, and other military and civilian companies dealing with security. Founded in 1988, InRob Tech works closely with other high-tech companies to provide the most advanced and comprehensive UGV solutions to the market. For more information, see www.inrobtech.com.