15-08-2019
How UAVs can assist in resolving the Indo-Pacific challenges
David Willems
  The South China Sea is an area of great importance – economically, politically and militarily. Not only does one-third of the world’s shipping pass through it, worth around US$5 trillion annually, but according to various reports, it also promises to be rich in oil and gas reserves [1]. For decades, it’s been home to multiple territorial disputes involving China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. Ranging from impounding fishing vessels through to occupation of islands, these largely unresolved issues have contributed to growing tensions between China and US relations in Asia.   The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest ocean on […]
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
24-08-2016
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 […]