UMS SKELDAR teamed up with Saab and Dutch shipbuilder Demel to showcase integrated maritime platforms at the annual NIDV (Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security) Symposium & Exhibition held 30 November 2017 in the AHOY exhibition halls in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event highlighted the latest technological developments in the defence and security sectors, and attracted companies, organisations and senior representatives from Government Ministries, Armed Forces and Defence Materiel agencies. NIDV is acknowledged as the only international event, providing technology innovations and strategic dialogue, focused on the defence sectors of the NATO Benelux nations (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
David Willems explained:
The Skeldar V-200’s major mission capabilities in the naval context includes target attainment and transfer of target data to strike platforms. The UAV is also used for instant battle damage assessment and control of indirect fire. It can also be used for logistics support and ship-to-ship or ship-to-land transfers in rough weather conditions.