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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

Find out more: SKELDAR V-150 VTOL Drone


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

Find out more: SKELDAR V-200 VTOL Drone

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:

SAR Drone Solutions

Search & Rescue Drones
Our multi-platform portfolio, with Remote Pilot Station (RPS) support from air, sea or land assets, can be deployed for disaster recovery and rescue missions.

Coastal Security Drone Solutions

Coastal Security Drones
Empowering military and civilian agencies to deploy C4ISR strategies to effectively tackle a range of situations in challenging and often inaccessible environments.

Law Enforcement Drones
Enabling effective intelligence sharing and fast decision making processes for applications ranging from port security to anti-smuggling and surveillance.

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Pollution Monitoring
Our VTOL drones can help prevent or mitigate natural or man-made disasters, including oil and chemical spillages.

Anti-Piracy Missions
Our VTOL drones are proven on anti-piracy missions worldwide, providing real-time intelligence for critical operations requiring speed and covertness.

Land-Based Drone Solutions

Our highly flexible VTOL drone platforms can be deployed in a wide variety of land-based roles, including:

Law Enforcement Drones

Drones can efficiently and accurately monitor land and borders, even at night, to better target specific areas in which criminal activity is taking place, providing a constant ‘eye in the sky’ presence.

UAVs for Law Enforcement of Borders

UAS Military Security SolutionsSecurity Drones

We manage and deliver complete UAV programmes designed to provide all the necessary capabilities required to effectively tackle crime, reduce threat and maintain security.

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Drones
UAS ISR Training
Multiple drones can be flown simultaneously on the same Ground Control Station (GCS) to provide data for both military and civilian ISR requirements. We provide ISR training courses with qualified instructors to suit your needs.

LiDAR Mapping

Our drones can conduct LiDAR mapping over any area where data gathering is required, saving time and providing increased visibility for applications such as pipeline, transmission line and highway and railway corridor surveys, and coastal, forestry and flood plain surveys.

Drone Infrastructure InspectionsInfrastructure Inspections

Our VTOl drones can facilitate fast, real-time and accurate surveying of hard-to-reach infrastructures such as turbines, mines and nuclear enclosures, saving time and money and reducing risks.

Civilian VTOL Drone Applications

Our unmanned aircraft solutions can be tailored towards a wide variety of roles in the civilian sector, including:

Drone Forestry Mapping and MonitoringWoodland/Forestry Monitoring

VTOL drones can provide access to difficult to reach terrains and dense forests, making it easier to monitor woodlands and gather data quickly and efficiently in order to make vital decisions.