UMS Skeldar has partnered with Finnish company Scanfil to ramp up its UAS volume production capability, the company announced on 22 October.
The partnership will enable a significant boost to production of the NATO-compliant heavy-fuel Skeldar V-200 UAS. The VTOL Skeldar V-200 UAS and its variants will be produced at Scanfil’s manufacturing facility at Åtvidaberg, 30km south of UMS Skeldar’s Swedish base in Linköping.
It is expected that the first batch will include up to ten UAS. Series production is due to start by January 2019. UMS Skeldar will continue to develop prototypes, complete software installation six, and base its research and development programmes at its facilities in Möhlin, Switzerland and Linköping, Sweden.