UMS Skeldar, Qinetiq join forces on Canadian Navy UAV program

UMS SKELDAR and QinetiQ Target Systems have teamed up to provide their platforms for a joint Canadian maritime program, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) UAV contract.

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Among the systems to be offered are the SKELDAR V-200 and QinetiQ’s Obsidian counter UAV drone detection solution.

“Both UMS and QinetiQ Target Systems have a proven track-record operating unmanned systems on ships, which we believe is a compelling proposition central to our highly targeted maritime program designed to provide the next generation in UAV capabilities,” Carl Foucard, head of sales for UMS SKELDAR, explained.

“With our combined capabilities and expertise, I expect QinetiQ Target Systems and UMS SKELDAR to successfully execute on a number of sizeable contracts not only in Canada, but in other countries across the globe, in the coming years,” Vincent Malley, international business development manager for QinetiQ Target Systems, said.

Qinetiq is already delivering its Hammerhead unmanned surface vehicle targets to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) under a framework contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence, awarded in May 2016, for provision of surface and aerial target systems.