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Skeldar V-200 Maritime

Unmanned, versatile and mission ready

Information is a powerful asset in any mission.
Björn Palmér
Director & Head of Area Tactical UAS (Acting)
+46 13 182512

Skeldar, a medium-range UAV system, can hover for hours while providing real-time information to a control station or to remote video terminal.

It is fully autonomous, commanded by high-level-commands such as “Point and Fly” and “Point and Look”, and designed for a range of land, maritime and civil applications.

EASE OF OPERATION

High level of autonomy for air vehicle/payload management and a modern graphical user interface makes SKELDAR easy to operate.

AVAILABILITY

Launch and recovery requires only minimum logistics. High Autonomy during take off, flight and landing necessitates high safety.

DEVELOPMENT AND UPGRADES

Our products undergo continuous development, allowing opportunities to apply for modernisation and upgrades.

ENVIRONMENT

When it comes to UAS products, our policy focuses on attaining long-term sustainable development by reducing the environmental impact in the field and increasing the life cycle of our products

Features

Seeing is believing

The Skeldar system consists of two air vehicles and a mobile UAS Control Station. Based on operational and technical requirements, the system may be integrated into a wide variety of segments and system environments utilising a common control concept and user interface in the context of command, control and payload management.

AIRWORTHINESS

The Skeldar system is designed so it can easily be certified for all airspace classifications.

AVAILABILITY

Launch and recovery requires only a minimum of personnel and preparation. Combining a modular design, short turnaround time, built in test functionality and a multiple choice of payloads increases Skeldar’s high availability.

EASY TO OPERATE

Autonomy and precise manoeuvrability during takeoff & landing necessitates high safety. Skeldar can hover in the air for hours, providing real-time information to your control station and remote video terminals. 

COST EFFECTIVENESS WITH LOW LIFE CYCLE COSTS

Skeldar is designed with the aim of substantially reducing the logistical footprint. To simplify maintenance operations and reduce costs, for example,  the equipment compartments are easily accessible via panels that can be quickly opened and closed.

Technical specification

AIRFRAME

Overall length (incl. rotor) 5.2 m/17.1 ft
Height 1.3 m/4.3 ft
Max take-off weight 235 kg/518 lb

 

FLIGHT PERFORMANCE

Payload 40 kg/88 lb
Service ceiling > 3,500 m/11,500 ft
Max speed 140 km/h/75 kn
Endurance 6 h
Mission radius (D/L) > 100 km
TOL area 10 m/33 ft diameter

 

PROPOLUSION SYSTEM

Heavy fuel, 2-cylinder, in-line, 625 cc, 2-stroke, liquid cooled internal combustion engine. This runs at a constant 6.100 RPM, has an electronic fuel injection/ignition system and is rated at approx 55 hp.

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MISSION PAYLOAD SUITE

The air vehicle is available with a number of different advanced COTS payloads for information collection and dissemination and has a dual payload capability. The architecture is open for quick integration of future payloads.

Daylight and thermal gimbals
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI)
Saab's Electronic Surveillance Payload (ESP)
AIS transponder
Searchlight/megaphone
Cargo hook

UAS CONTROL STATION (UCS)

Core components of the UAS system
STANAG 4586 compliant
State-of-the-art user interface
Point-and-Fly and Point-and-See principle
Tethering Mode supporting moving UCS
Single or dual operator setup
Redundant flight safety critical computers
Open interface to BMS and C4ISR system

 

DUAL COMMAND AND CONTROL DATA LINK

Range: > 100 km
Frequency: UHF, L, C or S-band
Low Bit Error Rate (BER) and high probability of error detection

 

SENSOR DATA LINK

Range: > 100 km

Frequency: UHF, L, C or S-band

High bandwidth enabling transmission of larger amounts of data

Low BER

In use

CUSTOMER DEMONSTRATIONS AND FLIGHT TESTS

A team of Saab support personnel performs customer demonstrations where we show our UAS capabilities. The demonstrations highlight the ease of operation with high-level-commands such as “Point and Fly” and “Point and Look”. Applications such as surveillance, reconnaissance, identification and operational efficiency are demonstrated.  

Skeldar

Naval operations

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