01-05-2018
UMS SKELDAR ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF THE ASSETS OF GERMAN GLOBAL ENGINE MANUFACTURER HIRTH
UMS SKELDAR consolidates position as UAV technology innovator with acquisition of the assets of aviation pioneer Hirth
24-04-2018
UMS SKELDAR showcases NATO-compliant unmanned helicopters with partner ESG at ILA Berlin
UMS SKELDAR’s unique V-200 VTOL platform takes centre stage at the most innovative trade event in aerospace; UMS partners with ESG to provide expanding unmanned maritime, military and civilian sector capabilities Tuesday April 24th 2018 Stand Details: ILA Berlin, Hall 2, Stand No. 225 World pioneer of rotary heavy fuel engines and NATO-compliant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions UMS SKELDAR has joined forces with key partner ESG (ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH) to showcase the companies’ combined UAV capabilities at ILA Berlin, 25th-29th April. Incorporating the SKELDAR V-200 and drone defence system GUARDION as prime examples of the innovative technologies on […]
23-02-2018
MULTIROLE ROTARY UAV’s SET SIGHTS ON GULF MARKET
  Abu Dhabi becomes a spotlight for global unmanned players at UMEX, Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) 25-27 February 2018. David Willems, head of business development at UMS SKELDAR www.umsskeldar.aero will be exhibiting (Stand Number 03-B12) with joint venture partner Saab. He will be talking to key military, civilian and Government contacts from across the region on integration of unmanned strategies across a wide bandwidth of applications. Willems explains in this blog, the company, no strangers to the UAE, regularly attending UMEX, IDEX and the Dubai Air Show, is ideally placed to support customers in the Gulf region which […]
06-02-2018
Waiving the rules… New strategies for integration of unmanned aerial vehicles with naval assets.
  New strategies for integration of unmanned aerial vehicles with naval assets, discussed by UMS SKELDAR’s Head of Training and former RAF officer Ewen Stockbridge Sime. Since the birth on naval warfare the ships with the capability to understand the maritime space have prevailed.  Be that to evade an adversary or to position to attack.  This has led many maritime tacticians to try and expand their Maritime Domain Awareness or MDA. MDA is not a new concept nor is it complex.  As early as 2005, the US DoD (Department of Defense) released the National Plan To Achieve Maritime Domain Awareness […]
30-05-2017
Intelligence Vital for Maritime Security Success
  Maritime sector reviews UAV capabilities as part of future security requirements Introduction – grades of fuel The UAV market is growing exponentially. In fact, it is expected to be valued at $14.9 billion by 2020, primarily due to its use in naval and maritime operations. As a result of global territorial borders, countries are forced to tackle a spectrum of issues including illegal fishing, illegal border crossing, armed robbery of ships and sea piracy, drug trafficking, human trafficking, maritime terrorism, arms smuggling and illegal logging. Therefore, surveillance to resolve these issues becomes a costly and challenging task for any defence […]
21-02-2017
Remote control: protecting vital national assets
Ewen Stockbridge Sime & David Willlems
UMS SKELDAR’s Global Business Development Director David Willems and Training Director and former RAF officer Ewen Stockbridge Sime.   No one, let alone professionals working in the security and defence industries, needs to be reminded of the vulnerability of core national infrastructure assets. The high profile attacks of 9/11 in New York and also the Pentagon in Washington DC, together with countless other incidents ranging from perimeter breeches of civil airspace and airports to catastrophic loss of people and assets, demonstrates all too clearly the vulnerability of essential infrastructure.  From oil and gas pipelines and storage tanks to nuclear and […]
24-08-2016
Mission Critical
Why UAVs would benefit Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines David Willems, Global Business Development Director of UMS SKELDAR, tackles the issues related to aerial patrol within the APAC region and provides solutions to better scope the region. The dynamic unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) market covers a spectrum of applications in the defence, commercial, and homeland security sectors and according to industry researchers, is forecast to be worth US$14.9 billion by 2020. Across the Asia Pacific region, in particular Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, there are a wide variety of maritime issues being confronted by officials every day. Geographical scoping of […]
05-03-2016
Eastern Eye in the sky – Blog from the United Arab Emirates
Keeping an eye on Mideast assets The case for integrated civilian and military ISR/ C4ISR strategies UMS SKELDAR’s Middle East Operations Director and former RAF officer Ewen Stockbridge Sime, blogs from the United Arab Emirates where he is preparing for UAV test flights at Al Ain, as part of the UMEX 2016 , the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi 6-8 March 2016. The demonstrations are being held for invited senior military and civilian guests from the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) and other key international observers including from NATO and embassy military attaches. Ewen […]
17-02-2016
Race against the clock
ASIA SPECIFIC  Race against the clock Search and rescue in South East Asia Former RAF officer and helicopter pilot George Duncan, Asia Pacific Business Development Director for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle manufacturer UMS SKELDAR has 6,500 plus flying hours under his belt. In this latest blog in the series ASIA SPECIFIC he considers the race against time in search and rescue operations and how smart deployment of assets can help get the job done, sometimes with a happy ending. If anyone ever needed a short hand description of hunting for a needle in a haystack, then this metaphor is encapsulated by […]
10-02-2016
Mission Possible
ASIA SPECIFIC  George Duncan, Asia Pacific Business Development Director for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle manufacturer UMS SKELDAR, discusses UAV requirements in the region Difficult to access terrain not only presents obvious logistical challenges for land-based patrols, but the cost of manned flights of fixed wing aircraft or helicopters with trained crews, can be exorbitant even for the most robust of national budgets. Take this scenario to Asia from the sub-continent to the Pacific Rim and you have a veritable mission impossible. Increasing geo-political and external pressures as well as home grown concerns are placing governments and agencies alike under the spotlight […]

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