VTOL UAS 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 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 UAS solution, including design, manufacture, testing and training.


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


The SKELDAR V-150 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 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 tactical UAV for a wide range of 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


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


The SKELDAR V-200 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

Coastal, Maritime & Naval UAV Solutions

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

SAR Drone Solutions

Search & Rescue 
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 
Empowering military and civilian agencies to deploy C4ISR strategies to effectively tackle a range of situations in challenging and often inaccessible environments.

Law Enforcement 
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 UAS can help prevent or mitigate natural or man-made disasters, including oil and chemical spillages.

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

Land-Based Solutions

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

Law Enforcement 

Unmanned helicopters 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

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

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) 
UAS ISR Training
Multiple ISR 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 UAV training courses with qualified instructors to suit your needs.

LiDAR Mapping

Our VTOL UAS 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 aircraft 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 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

Unmanned VTOL aircraft 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.

Multispectral Drone Agriculture MonitoringAgricultural Monitoring

Our VTOL aircraft can be fitted with multispectral payloads to efficiently and accurately collect data for agricultural and precision farming applications, such as crop control and health monitoring, and the tracking of animals.

UAV Wildlife ConservationWildlife Conservation

Gathering data on endangered plant and animal species to allow government agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement policies designed to protect wildlife.

Managed Solutions

We offer a full range of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle managed services and mentoring , supported by highly expert pilots and ground crew, avionics and ancillary support specialists.

Managed UAS Solutions

Our services include:

  • Targeted Solutions: we help you select the perfect package to suit your requirements, including ground control stations, communications links and data terminals
  • Full Operational Service: we support you through the entire project, from writing the initial Concept of Operations & Tactics through to training your personnel in the use of the end product
  • Complete Maintenance Structure: we offer a fast-track maintenance supply chain, and support from expert engineering teams
  • Fleet Management: we keep your tactical UAV fleet fully operational with maintenance scheduling, platform upgrades and other essential services, with flexible implementation programmes
  • Back-Room Staff: all our operational, executive, maintenance and support staff, drawn from military and civilian sectors, are experts in their respective fields
  • Meteorological Support: we offer an Integrated Aviation Weather Prediction System (IAWPS) providing accurate, detailed and specific meteorological data – essential for reducing potential aviation risks due to weather.

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Training Courses

We provide a range of specialist UAV training courses, designed for both military and non-military personnel, in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).

UAV Training Courses

  • ISR Fundamentals Course: provides an introduction to ISR drone capabilities and how it supports and integrates with other operations.
  • ISR Practitioner Course: provides ISR drone operators with a focus on the tactical integration of disparate ISR systems against a common target, supplemented by training exercises.
  • ISR Master Class: aims to further develop the tactical skills of an ISR drone operator, and provides expert insight into the abilities required to be a chief tactical advisor to a team of UAV operators.
VTOL UAS for Tactical Coastal & Land-Based Missions
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