UMS SKELDAR Announces New UAV Training Initiatives

Published: 09 Sep 2019

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UMS SKELDAR, a developer of rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, has announced that it will be introducing a range of new training initiatives as part of its ongoing expansion strategy. The company has recently opened a new 450 square metre facility in Sweden to provide extra capabilities for its software operations and research and development, and has won several new contracts including with the German Navy and Royal Canadian Navy.

The first of the new training initiatives will be based on the requirements for these new naval contracts. UMS SKELDAR will also be supported by its expanded partner network, which has evolved to include organisations such as QinetiQ, Nordic Unmanned and Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG).

David Willems, Head of Business Development for UMS SKELDAR, commented: “It’s an exciting time for the company as we grow our product engineering facility in Sweden and continue to work closely with colleagues in Switzerland on prototyping and product testing and modification. As demand for our UAV platforms grows and we develop products more widely, there are a number of different contracts with diverse requirements which we must deliver in parallel, creating the need for customer support roles, as well as back-office functions including finance, planning co-ordination, project management, logistics and strategic sourcing. Our new capacity will help us to deliver in these capabilities.”

“With new rules of engagement coming in the next 12 months in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry, the need for change in the way training is delivered has become a must. A vital part of any UAS campaign, UMS has overhauled the way its training strategies and courses are delivered as part of a wider programme of developing the highest quality UAV standards, all designed to pave the way for the impending regulations towards the end of this year.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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