UMS Skeldar’s V-200 Completes Successful Flight Trials in Finland

October 19th, 2021

Finnish ship Turva

SKELDAR V-200 successfully demonstrates its naval capabilities performing day and night search and rescue missions from Finnish ship Turva using fully automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) as part of the ongoing Finnish Border Guard Valvonta2 project.

UMS Skeldar’s V-200 has successfully completed five-day long surveillance flight trial demonstrations aboard the OPV Turva as part of the Valvonta2 project led by the Finnish Border Guard and funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The project aims to achieve an understanding of how authorities could use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for diverse and demanding operations at sea both now and in future scenarios.

UMS Skeldar in Finland
Stefan Hyltberg

Stefan Hyltberg

Programme Manager for UMS SKELDAR

“These flight trials demonstrate that the Skeldar V-200 platform is the perfect fully-developed ATOL choice for maritime missions.”, explains Stefan Hyltberg, Programme Manager for UMS Skeldar. “Its adeptness at operating from a range of naval ships using the market-leading heavy-fuel engine from Hirth Engines in combination with its multiple sensor carrying capability give the Skeldar V-200 a real advantage over its competitors. Our team is proud to have its work recognised by the Finnish Border Guard.”

UMS Skeldar in Finland

The platform of choice for maritime-based missions world-wide, the V-200 has been previously selected by the German, Royal Canadian, Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies, providing embedded ‘eye in the sky’ intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to enhance its capacity to perform primary and secondary missions.

Hyltberg concludes:

“As we have proven with these trials, the Skeldar V-200 continues to provide best-in-class capabilities for customers. Continuous development of our Skeldar V-200 and V-150 aims to not only validate the platforms’ capabilities, but also analyse customer requirements with a view to increase the service suite UMS Skeldar provides.”

UMS Skeldar in Finland
UMS Skeldar in Finland

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This release has been issued on behalf of UMS SKELDAR by Kredo Consulting Ltd.
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Alexis White

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