UMS SKELDAR reflects on a strong year

UMS 2021

Summary blog

The past four months have been hugely satisfying for the UMS SKELDAR team.

For the latter part of 2021, we have not only completed several trials for our platforms but we have also been awarded a significant contract. Let’s look at our latest news:

UMS Skeldar finnish demo

In October, we announced the success of the SKELDAR V-200’s flight trials with the Finnish Border Guard.

The project allowed for an understanding of how authorities could use unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for diverse and demanding operations at sea both now and in future scenarios. The V-200 completed multiple operational flights and successfully demonstrated a range of features including automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) capabilities; vessel identification at different ranges and altitudes; search and rescue during both day and night; and transponder demonstrations. To perform the missions, the SKELDAR V-200 was equipped with multiple payloads including an Automatic Identification System (AIS), Wescam MX-8 Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) sensor as well as the high-capacity Leonardo Pico-SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar.

In November, we announced our second contract with the German Navy.

Within this, UMS SKELDAR will provide additional V-200 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft systems including ground control stations, plus support equipment spare parts. Equipped with an electro-optical/infrared sensor, the V-200 will provide extended reconnaissance and identification services for its host vessel.

UMS Skeldar at german navy
Skeldar V-150 Unmanned helicopter
UMS Skeldar and Primoco

Alongside the German Navy contract, we also announced in November

Our cooperation agreement with Primoco UAV SE to provide selected customers with a combination of the Primoco One 150 fixed-wing and the SKELDAR V-150 rotary-wing UAS.

Enabling organizations, the versatility to use both platforms as part of their missions, this agreement is a significant step forwards in terms of how unmanned aircraft can be used to form one solution.

UMS Skeldar and Primoco
Alex Cavalli Bjiorkman

Axel Cavalli-Bjorkman


“2021 has been a tough year for organizations across the globe. However, what the team has achieved through the contracts and trials mentioned here is just fantastic. We pride ourselves at UMS as being an innovation leader when it comes to advances in rotary-wing UAS platforms. Both the V-200 and V-150 are proving what is possible, not only in terms of technological developments but also in terms of meeting our customers’ evolving demands. As a team, we are looking forward to the challenges that 2022 brings.”

More about V-200 Skeldar

This release has been issued on behalf of UMS SKELDAR by Kredo Consulting Ltd.
For further information please contact:

Andy Parker
+44 1242 650573

Isabel Pedreira

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