VTOL Drones for Tactical Coastal & Land-Based Missions

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UMS SKELDAR is Europe’s leading provider of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) rotary-wing drones (UAVs/UAS). Our unmanned aircraft provide solutions for a wide variety of complex requirements in the global military defence, civil security and maritime sectors.

With a highly active research and development program, we have created leading-edge capabilities for every step of a complete VTOL drone solution, including design, manufacture, testing and training.


VTOL drone for long-range tactical coastal and land-based missions


The SKELDAR V-150 VTOL drone is a versatile, fully automated unmanned helicopter designed to support a variety of tactical coastal and land-based missions. The heavy fuel-powered unmanned aircraft features a small logistical footprint as well as a highly modular design that allows for hassle-free maintenance and a minimum of downtime during operations.

The SKELDAR V-150 VTOL drone features two payload bays – a 12kg capacity nose compartment and a 30kg capacity main bay – that allow multiple combinations of sensors for maximum mission flexibility. Compatible payloads include EO/IR systems, LiDAR, SIGINT and WAMI sensors, and SAR.

The ITAR-free unmanned aircraft also features an intuitive real time flight and mission management system that can be used under all conditions for safe, efficient operation. The SKELDAR V-150 is ideal for a wide range of tactical maritime, coastal and land-based operations, including emergency response, firefighting, surveillance, border patrol and counter-trafficking.

SKELDAR V-150 Technical Specifications:

Rotor diameter: 3.5 m (11.48 ft)
Airframe length: 3.2 m (10.5 ft)
Height: 1.0 m (3.28 ft)
Width: 0.994 m (3.26 ft)

MTOW: 150 kg (330.7 lbs)
Data Link Range: 100 km (54 NM)
Max Airspeed: 120 km/h (65 kts)
Service Ceiling: 3048 m (10000 ft)
Endurance: 3.5+ hours

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Heavy-fuel, ITAR-free tactical VTOL drone for long-endurance missions


The SKELDAR V-200 VTOL unmanned helicopter is a flexible, versatile aircraft that is ideal for both land and coastal operations. The fully automated VTOL aircraft features open interfaces to BMS and C4ISR systems and is 4865 STANAG compliant, making it easy to implement on board any maritime vessel for applications such as ISR Reconnaissance, Identification, Target Acquisition and Electronic Warfare.

The SKELDAR V-200 incorporates an advanced heavy kerosene-based fuel engine, providing additional landing and take-off assurance in environments where conventional fuels are prohibited.

It can field a wide variety of payloads, including Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) high resolution Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), LiDAR, and Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors.

V-200 SKELDAR Technical Specifications

Rotor diameter: 4.6 m (15 ft)
Airframe length: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.3 m (4.2 ft)
Width: 1.2 m (4 ft)

MTOW: 235 kg (518 lbs)
Data Link Range: 90 km (48.6 NM)
Max Airspeed: 140 km/h (75 kts)
Service Ceiling: 3000 m (9842 ft)
Endurance: 5+ hours

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Coastal, Maritime & Naval Drone Solutions

Unmanned aircraft are a central part of robust, reliable intelligence gathering for maritime, coastal and naval operations. Our multi-role drone platforms are ideally suited to seaborne activities, including: