UMS SKELDAR spotlights SKELDAR V-200 at IDEX as part of ISR and SAR requirements in the Middle East

SKELDAR V-200’s unique capabilities highlighted at the world’s largest tri-service defence exhibition, IDEX, as part of the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements in the Middle East. 


The NATO 4865 STANAG compliant innovation-packed SKELDAR V-200 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAE) is spearheading UMS SKELDAR’s strategic push into military and civilian markets across the GCC countries, adding to contracts and tenders announced in Asia-Pacific and the wider Middle East-Africa. The pivotal role of the SKELDAR V-200 – the high performance heavy fuel VTOL – is to be showcased at this year’s IDEX event, 19-23 February, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The GCC countries possess a wide set of strategic requirements, from border control to maritime surveillance and reconnaissance to the monitoring of activity across both mountainous and desert regions. These diverse requirements present a wide range of difficulties, that currently are very costly to manage through such avenues as manned crews, ill equipped UAVs and limited amounts of people on the ground.



The SKELDAR V-200 can handle all of these requirements. With a double payload capacity and ability to run on heavy fuel, it is the ideal platform for maritime and naval operations as well as military and civilian activities. Flexible and highly versatile, the system is multi-role meaning it can perform a wide range of applications including reconnaissance, identification, target acquisition and electronic warfare. Additionally, the SKELDAR V-200 is deployable with a number of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) high resolution EO/IR, SAR and EW sensors. 

IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region to demonstrate the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It provides exhibitors and visitors alike with an opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

David Willems, business development director for UMS SKELDAR, explains:

“UAVs are increasingly taking an important role in strategic deployment across a range of maritime applications, serving both military and civilian sectors. Time is money, and this is where UAVs can save on both. Throughout the event, we will be discussing how UAVs can be integrated into organisations’ ISR strategies, both now and in the future.”

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