UMS SKELDAR showcases its strong maritime capabilities at the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, Pacific 2017
World–leader in rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions UMS SKELDAR is using international maritime exposition, Pacific 2017, to showcase its increased array of maritime and navy-based capabilities thanks to advancements in its flagship unmanned helicopter, the SKELDAR V-200. With its pioneering two-stroke Hirth heavy fuel engine and new ViDAR payload capabilities including the unique deployment of five to 10 cameras for optimal 360-degree maritime domain awareness, the V-200 is on the radar of international navies and coastguards worldwide.
explains David Willems, Business Development Director for UMS SKELDAR.
The flagship SKELDAR V-200 is powered by a two-cylinder, in-line, two-stroke, liquid cooled internal combustion engine provided by Hirth Motors. It has one of the highest power to weight ratios available in comparison to competitor engines, includes a 235-kilo take-off weight and can carry a wide variety of payload options up to 40 kilos of weight. Alongside this, the V-200 includes excellent fuel consumption, an ability to cold start without the requirement for heaters and has the best time between overhaul (TBO) within its class, making it the ideal partner for navies and coastguards around the globe.
Flexible and highly versatile, 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. The platform is multi-role and capable of performing reconnaissance, identification, target acquisition and electronic warfare. Additionally, the system is deployable with a number of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) high resolution EO/IR, SAR and EW sensors, in addition to a range of training packages.