SKEDLAR Wins New Contracts with First Unmanned Vertical Take-Off & Landing Aircraft

SKEDLAR Wins New Contracts with First Unmanned Vertical Take-Off & Landing Aircraft

The first batch of the SKEDLAR V-200 is expected to be produced over the next few months. Simultaneously, UMS SKEDLAR will continue to develop its prototypes as it expands software operations, research, and development and training solutions.

Fremont, CA: International outsource manufacturing contractor Scanfil displayed its all-new, first of its kind, vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle SKEDLAR V-200. The new UAV marks a milestone for the company and is a significant boost to production ahead of what is expected to be a big year for UMS SKEDLAR. Currently, UMS SKEDLAR is entering a critical phase of its growth, having roped in major contracts with the German Navy and Royal Canadian Navy, and essential advancements to the flagship SKELDAR V-200 platform over the last 12 months.

“2020 will be a very big year for us, and one where the hard work of the team from the last 18 months will pay off as we fulfill the company’s potential. With the ability to serial produce our pioneering SKELDAR V-200 platform and thanks to further contracts in the pipeline, we are on a high growth trajectory that will place us at the forefront of the global maritime UAV market,” said Axel Cavalli-Bjorkman, CEO of UMS SKELDAR. “We have been extremely impressed by the professionalism and the rigorous standards achieved by the production team. This close relationship with Scanfil is a true partnership of expertise and importantly provides us with the required volume production at a time when our SKELDAR V-200 is being recognized for what it is; one of the best VTOL UAV platforms in its class in the market today,” he added.

The first batch of the SKEDLAR V-200 is expected to be produced over the next few months. Simultaneously, UMS SKEDLAR will continue to develop its prototypes as it expands software operations, research, and development and training solutions. The research and development team is making further advancements to the SKEDLAR V-200, keeping in line with the company’s declared mission to be at the cutting edge of the VTOL UAV market. The SKEDLAR V-200's ability to provide OPVs with an embedded eye in the sky intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability to enhance their capacity to perform primary and secondary missions is unmatched.

“We are proud to be a partner of UMS SKELDAR at a time when the company is going from strength-to-strength. With our expertise in manufacturing processes, we aim to provide UMS SKELDAR with the depth it needs to fulfill more contracts in the future,” said Steve Creutz, Managing Director of Scanfil Åtvidaberg.

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