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UMS Skeldar & QinetiQ Partner for RCN UAV Requirement

Addressing Both Military & Civil Needs for UAV Capabilities at CANSEC 2018


At CANSEC in Ottawa today, UMS Skeldar and QinetiQ Target Systems announce the companies’ partnership to address a joint Canadian maritime programme that includes the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) UAV requirement.

With platforms like the SKELDAR V-200 and QinetiQ’s OBSIDIAN Counter-UAV Drone Detection solution taking center stage at CANSEC, this will provide an opportunity to see the next generation of UAV technologies in action, and to discuss how this new partnership will provide solutions for the military and civilian maritime community’s UAV requirements. “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 programme, designed to provide the next generation in UAV capabilities. For example, with […] SKELDAR V-200, which is proven to run on heavy fuel, provides unrivalled 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,” commented Head of Sales for UMS Skeldar Carl Foucard.

The use of technologies including UAVs, drone detection systems and next-generation electronic warfare solutions are increasing year-on-year across the globe. For example, the requirement for multirole UAVs that can carry out a wide range of applications such as reconnaissance, identification, target acquisition and electronic warfare, all the while being able to run on heavy fuels, is becoming ever greater in the maritime sector. 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,” added QinetiQ’s International Business Development Manager, Incent Malley.



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