Extremely Maritime (Extremely) and UMS SKELDAR are happy to announce that they’ve been awarded a 2nd Section contract underneath the Division of Nationwide Defence’s (DND) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Safety (IDEaS) program, which is able to discover the event of a Rotary Wing UAS to offer an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) sonobuoy allotting functionality, based mostly on the SKELDAR V-200 Uncrewed Plane System (UAS). The SKELDAR V-200 has superior intelligence-gathering capabilities when geared up with a number of sensors. Flight occasions can exceed six hours, and the heavy-fuel engine mixed with environment friendly upkeep procedures and ease of entry to the engine compartment enable for extremely environment friendly routine service processes.

Richard Hjelmberg, Vice President Enterprise Growth for UMS SKELDAR, provides: “We’re delighted to be part of this contract with Extremely. Utilizing Rotary Unmanned Plane Programs to assist conduct ASW will present many advantages, not least enabling speedy deployment capabilities, a smaller logistical footprint on Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ships and an economical different to present strategies. At UMS we’re pleased with our innovation management in the case of advances in rotary-wing UAS platforms. Our SKELDAR V-200 platform is a first-rate instance of this, with a functionality of finishing distant automated flights, exceeding six-hour flight occasions because of the strong heavy gas engine and the power to offer a excessive diploma of maintainability and minimal turn-around occasions. These credentials we consider are the right match for this program.”


This modern program will evaluate how a medium-sized UAS can be utilized to deploy sonobuoys for the aim of monitoring doubtlessly hostile submarines working within the open ocean or near coastal areas that would pose a risk to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) or different forces. Andrew Anderson, Chief Know-how Officer, Extremely Sonar Programs, explains: “We’re continually reviewing new applied sciences to find out how they can be utilized to deal with the risk from hostile submarines. The scope of this program is to guage the technical and operational feasibility of deploying sonobuoys from a Class II Rotary Wing UAS, to offer the warfighter with one other device within the ASW toolbox.”

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UMS SKELDAR, a three way partnership between Saab and UMS AERO Group, is Europe’s main supplier of Remotely Piloted Plane Programs (RPAS) together with the unrivaled NATO-aligned rotary V-200 and the versatile high-performance V-150 Unmanned Plane Programs (UAS). Able to carrying a big selection of sensors, UMS SKELDAR’s UAS offers options to all kinds of protection, civil safety, and maritime sectors globally. The corporate is headquartered close to Basel in Switzerland, with twin manufacturing amenities in Switzerland (Möhlin) and Sweden (Linköping) and gives a complete UAS options portfolio. UMS SKELDAR offers whole options to clients throughout the globe, together with growth, manufacture, testing, coaching, consultancy, upkeep, and managed providers.