UMS SKELDAR announces 1st customer with delivery of the SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV to Indonesia
Europe’s only fixed-wing and rotary UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) provider, UMS SKELDAR, has completed delivery and acceptance tests for Indonesia of the SKELDAR V-200 VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) UAV. The deal is the world’s first delivery of the only heavy fuel UAV platform in its class.
The SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV in maritime environment
World leading designer and manufacturer of high endurance RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems), UMS SKELDAR announced today (15-02-2017) its working partnership and the commencement of a training programme contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Indonesia.
The MoD of the Republic of Indonesia deployed the SKELDAR V-200 as part of performance and acceptance tests during Q4 2016, paving the way for the procurement and pilot training in Indonesia. With the world’s second longest coastlines, the tests and patrol evaluations confirmed the multi-payload and low footprint of the SKELDAR V-200 across land and navy applications.
Jakob Baumann, CEO and Delegate of the Board at UMS SKELDAR, highlighted the significance of the contract and stressed the importance of UAV solutions across the priority APAC region covering defence, security and civilian sectors:
“We’re proud to announce our contract with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, which cements our business model of forming strategic relationships within priority regions across the world,” said Baumann.
“The SKELDAR V-200 is the leading RPAS multi-payload and high-endurance platform within the mid-range UAV market, incorporating Saab’s experience of 80 years in the aviation industry. This will be demonstrated at Aero India 2017 as part of the first ever live flight demonstration of the SKELDAR V-200 at an air show.”