UMS SKELDAR joins forces with partner ESG at German Navy Workshop

esgDWTUMS SKELDAR, represented by David Willems, global head of business development, teamed up with partner ESG GmbH to exhibit at the Marine Workshop – organised by influential DWT German defence procurement the think tank and policy unit at the annual industry showcase  26-28 September, at Linstow, Germany, also attended by Federal Government Ministers and senior officers of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).



Earlier in the year UMS SKELDAR signed a new agreement with ESG that makes the full RPAS portfolio eligible for deployment in German Federal military and civilian contracts. According to UMS SKELDAR this partnership ideally positions the company and its range of RPAS as a potential provider for German Federal RPAS contracts with the focus on tenders with the German Navy and the Bundeswehr (German defence forces and civil procurement agencies).

The partnership with ESG also includes a range of certification services, provision of UMAT Ground Control Station integrated inside ESGs Flexible Mobile GCS of the Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter (UMAT) for the R-350, with potential migration to the SKELDAR V-200.

Jakob Baumann, CEO




“We have built an extremely successful partnership with ESG, and together with the SKELDAR V-200, we now field an unmatched portfolio of RPAS solutions. Together with ground stations and finance options, we are able to provide strategic solutions for both military and civilian applications,” explained Jacob Baumann, former two-star general in the Swiss military and CEO of UMS SKELDAR.

The company has already won contracts in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe and is under consideration for a tender with the German Navy for integration of the multi-role SKELDAR V-200 – a heavy fuel VTOL rotary UAV with proven seaborne capabilities in maritime exercises – and is looking to secure other maritime and land contracts globally.