UMS SKELDAR selects S-PLANE’s NX-SERIES FCU for future development roadmap

7th August 2023

UMS SKELDAR has selected S-PLANE’s NX-SERIES Flight Control Unit (FCU) for all current and future Unmanned Aircraft (UA) platforms thanks to unmatched customer support and the class-leading certifiability, interoperability, and flexibility of their NX-SERIES FCUs.

S-PLANE represents a no-compromise approach and meets UMS SKELDAR’s redundancy, low-weight, and high-quality requirements. S-PLANE has been UMS SKELDAR’s FCU supplier of choice since 2018 for SKELDAR V-200 platform, with many successful installations.

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Joschka Hofling

Joschka Höfling

Chief Product Officer at UMS SKELDAR

“At UMS SKELDAR, we have developed two tactical unmanned platforms that are ahead of the legislative curve in many respects. Ensuring our UAS portfolio is fully certified by civil aviation authorities worldwide is of great importance for our company’s future product development strategy. We highly appreciate S-PLANE’s invaluable contribution throughout the development process. Working closely with our key suppliers such as S-PLANE, whose team are prepared to go the extra mile to support integrations, is imperative for continued succes.”

The NX-FCU is unique in terms of its class-leading processing power, and wide range of interface ports and available selection of internal devices to meet the needs of individual clients.

The NX-FCU provides fully redundant flight control, instrumentation/sensors, and communication integrated into one certification-ready and compact package of typically 1.4kg. Payload management and data routing is performed by the NX-FCU as it serves as an interface between aircraft payloads and sub-systems and ground control elements via its communication links.

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Thomas Jones


“S-PLANE’s five-year relationship with UMS Skeldar has been a rewarding journey. We have incrementally enhanced our NX-FCU by flexibly meeting the technical and strategic requirements of their exceptional platforms. S-PLANE takes pride in its uncompromising stance towards customer support and quality. UMS Skeldar’s selection of the latest version of the NX-FCU for its future platforms is testimony to this and to the contribution that S-PLANE makes to the success of its customers.”

For the past 16 years S-PLANE has been producing complete certification-ready automation, simulation, communication, and ground control solutions for crewed, un-crewed and optionally piloted airborne systems. Applicable aircraft range from 100kg to more than 10 tons of GMTOW. S-PLANE combines its market-leading products with system engineering, integration, testing and certification support to customize and deliver solutions to clients. Their portfolio spans fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and applies to civil and military special-mission and cargo transport operations.
UMS SKELDAR is a leading VTOL UAS manufacturer uniquely offering a two Unmanned Aircraft (UA) portfolio to meet the needs of a range of military, civil, and commercial applications. From surveillance and reconnaissance to search and rescue, UMS SKELDAR’s UASs offer reliable and practical solutions to meet the most demanding maritime or overland operational requirements. With a focus on innovation, reliability, and quality, UMS SKELDAR is committed to delivering advanced technology and exceptional service to its customers worldwide.
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