NAVDEX 2021: UMS SKELDAR announces first naval deployment of full ATOL capability of V-200 UAV platform

According to a press release published by UMS Skeldar on February 22, 2021 at the opportunity of Navdex 2021, the firm announces first naval deployment of full ATOL capability of V-200 UAV platform.

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While full ATOL capability on land is a native characteristic of the V-200, UMS SKELDAR are a company to achieve this ATOL compliance milestone in a naval setting. In recognition of its value as part of a ship's future capability requirements, this latest development is currently being tested by NATO customers.

Previously, platforms have operated in assisted mode with a crew manually overseeing take-off and landing via a joystick or computer control. Now, full ATOL capability enables both take-off and landing to be performed through the simple press of a button. The platform uses a laser altimeter and GPS combination to track its location and calculate the required altitude reduction, culminating in a smooth and safe landing.

David Willems, VP Business Development and Strategy for UMS SKELDAR, explains: "The SKELDAR V-200 was conceived as a maritime platform and this exciting achievement secures its place as the first choice for Navy commanders."

The SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) provides unmatched technology for land and sea operations.

The SKELDAR V-200 is maritime ready. On watch, all the time, real-time and unmatched in its class. The fact that it is not just an open interface to Battlefield Management System (BMS) and C4ISR systems, but also 4586 STANAG compliant, makes it easier to implement on any maritime vessel.

With a double payload capability and uniquely incorporating Heavy Fuel, the SKELDAR V-200 is the perfect Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for maritime and naval operations.

Flexible and highly versatile, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) is truly multi-role, and ideal for a wide range of applications such as Reconnaissance, Identification, Target Acquisition and Electronic Warfare. A number of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) High-resolution Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors are available.

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