Global pioneer of NATO-compliant rotary vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV solutions, UMS Skeldar, has joined forces with a provider of unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets.
While exhibiting at the Cansec tradeshow, the company announced it has partnered with QinetiQ Target Systems to enable both organisations to provide the platforms and solutions for a joint Canadian maritime programme, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) UAV contract.
Carl Foucard, head of sales for UMS Skeldar, explained: “Both UMS and QinetiQ Target Systems have a proven track-record operating unmanned systems on ships, which we believe is a compelling proposition central to our highly targeted maritime program designed to provide the next generation in UAV capabilities.
“For example, with our world-class Skeldar V-200, which is proven to run on heavy fuel, provides unrivalled TBO (Time Before Overhaul) and operates multiple payloads all with a minimal logistical footprint, we have a VTOL platform that is completely fit for the maritime environment.”
Vincent Malley, international business development manager for QinetiQ Target Systems, added: “With our combined capabilities and expertise, I expect QinetiQ Target Systems and UMS Skeldar to successfully execute on a number of sizeable contracts not only in Canada, but in other countries across the globe, in the coming years.”