|SAAB Press Release|
Saab signs contract for Skeldar UAS for maritime operations
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract to deploy the Skeldar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for maritime operations. Skeldar UAS will be operationally deployed with the customer before the end of this year, and will be used in naval operations where the benefits of a vertical take-off and landing UAS are most prominent.
Skeldar is a flexible multi-mission system set to successfully meet mission objectives on land or at sea. It is based on the same smart design and innovative technological solutions that have become the trademark for Saab's aeronautical products and systems.
"Skeldar UAS is an excellent choice for maritime operations, thanks to its high flight performance, heavy fuel engine and easy-to-maintain design. We continuously improve the system with the integration of new sensors and different payloads according to customer needs," says Lennart Sindahl, Head of Saab's business area, Aeronautics.
The industry's nature is such that, depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, information regarding the customer will not be announced.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.
Issued by: Saab, Johannesburg - 2013-07-15 10:34:31