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    NEWS | Skeldar Sea Falcon in Marineflieger
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    First Ship Automatic Landing for SKELDAR Drone


    UMS SKELDAR announced at IDEX 2021 that the V-200 UAV platform achieved automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) from a ship

    * The German navy tested the new Skeldar Sea Falcon drones from the deck of the “Braunschweig” K130 class corvette


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    First Ship Automatic Landing for SKELDAR Drone


    UMS Skeldar, February 24, 2021 - Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is using leading international defence exhibition IDEX 2021 to announce a unique achievement for its flagship SKELDAR V-200 UAV platform – the successful automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) of a tactical UAV from a ship.

    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: “This latest milestone for UMS SKELDAR is a real first: it is unique to our company and it has never before been achieved in a military setting. The SKELDAR V-200 was conceived as a maritime platform and this exciting achievement secures its place as the first choice for Navy commanders.”

    In addition to this new capability, the SKELDAR V-200 continues to undergo both software and hardware developments to ensure continued improvement and maximum capability for customers.

    Willems adds: “We are focused on the continued improvement of both SKELDAR UAV platforms. Our ongoing modernisation programmes aim to not only review the platforms’ capabilities, but also analyse customer requirements with a view to increasing the service suite we provide alongside.”






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    See also Sea Falcon Drones Trials from K130 Corvette

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