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06:01 AM, August 17, 2018
Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance Systems to Take Off from German Navy Corvettes from 2019 End
Skeldar V-200 unmanned aerial reconnaissance system (Image: UMS Skeldar)

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support and Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH concluded a procurement contract for a new, unmanned aerial reconnaissance system for the Navy earlier this month.

The Skeldar V-200 unmanned reconnaissance system is expected to take off from the class 130 corvettes of the navy starting from the end of 2019.

This was agreed between BAAINBw and ESG at the beginning of August in Koblenz. The new helicopter drone will make it possible to perform reconnaissance tasks even beyond the range of the ship’s own sensors. 

The contract was concluded with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) as main contractor and UMS Skeldar and Lürssen Werft as subcontractors. 

The procurement project includes one unmanned aerial vehicle of the Skeldar V-200 type, consisting of two unmanned aerial vehicles as sensor carriers, full system integration into the class 130 corvette, a spare parts package as well as training of the operator and maintenance personnel. 

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