SKELDAR V-200 LAND
UNMANNED, VERSATILE & MISSION READY
Information is a powerful asset in any mission. Skeldar, a medium-range UAV system, can hover for hours while providing real-time information to a control station or to a 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.
Launch and recovery requires only minimum logistics. High Autonomy during take off, flight and landing necessitates high safety.
Knowing what lies ahead enables you to make the best possible decision and save lives. Skeldar provides forces with situational awareness by scouting ahead, revealing potential threats and allowing them to act accordingly.
With the ability to be rapidly deployed, the next generation UAS is designed to provide real-time intelligence and surveillance for hours in order to see what lies ahead. The compact solution can be launched from a travelling convoy or safe zone and directed to patrol the route ahead for enemy units.
Seeing is believing
The Skeldar system is designed so that it can easily be certified for all airspace classifications.
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.
The Commander's Dominant Eye
The Skeldar® UAS aims to be the ground manoeuvre commander’s primary day/night, reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) system.
It provides your commanders with a number of benefits, such as enhanced situational awareness, a target acquisition capability, battle damage assessment (BDA), and enhanced battle management. Skeldar is the commander’s “dominant eye”.
In the design of Skeldar® UAS, the real-time needs of the lower level tactical units have been taken into consideration, i.e. integration of mission payload, offering real-time responsive RSTA, BDA, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) detection capability.
In pace with the mission
Being rapidly tasked and dynamically re-tasked in-flight ensures responsiveness to immediate needs, as well as changes in information and intelligence requirements.
Rapid set-up and tear down, as well as handover between UCS and remote payload terminals, ensures that it can keep pace with supported troop movements and provide information on the move. Skeldar® UAS will be one of your key collection assets in supporting near real-time visualization of the battle space.
Agility in flight
The agile flight envelope of Skeldar air vehicles provides key characteristics for successful operations and missions, especially in urban areas and difficult terrain.
Launch and recovery from easily accessible and small areas, keeping pace on the battlefield, as well as find, hold and maintain optimal aspect to area and point of interest, are all easily performed thanks to the rotary wing design.
Network Enabled Capabilities
Integration of the UCS into C4I, Combat Management System (CMS) and Sensor Source Intelligence Cell (SSIC) enables faster and more accurate tasking of the Skeldar system, and also increases the situational awareness of the UAV operators to a level where individual initiatives can be taken in line with the commander’s intentions.
Land Operations System Integrations
Your land units in any level of the echelon can achieve decisive ISTAR capability with integration of the UAV system and UCS into virtually any compartment of your choice.
The UAV Control Station (UCS) is integrated into a suitable ground vehicle, e.g. APC, ATV, truck, shelter, or another vehicle of the customer’s choice.
The air vehicles and maintenance equipment are transported in the same or additional vehicles, in a trailer or container.
Solutions for Ground Data Terminal (GDT) and communication link antenna(s) include vehicle integration, lift, or stationary mast or tripod depending on the desired operational range and limitations of the terrain and vegetation. The UCS can be deployed several hundred metres from the GDT to increase operational range while maintaining or improving concealment and protection.
A coarse narrow area of approximately 15 by 15 metres is used as the Air Vehicle’s takeoff and landing site.
Tactical and Stategic Mobility
Skeldar® UAS has a modular design, making it possible to integrate the system with the customer’s preferred choice of ATV, APC or other vehicles.
For long range and overseas transportation, ISO 20 ft containers are used to transport the Skeldar system.
The tail of the Air Vehicle is easily attachable and detachable for minimising the required transportation volume. Furthermore, the main rotor blades are easily removed and attached.
Low Demands on Personnel
The Skeldar® UAS is a highly capable system and the system can be operated by just 2-4 people, owing to the ease of use, no takeoff and landing equipment, and the low logistical footprint.
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.
|Overall lengt (incl. rotor)
||5.2 m/17.1 ft
||1.3 m/4.3 ft
|Max take-off weight
||235 kg/518 lb
||40 kg/88 lb
||> 3,500 m/11,500 ft
||140 km/h/75 kn
|Mission radius (D/L)
||> 100 km
||10 m/33 ft diameter
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.
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.
Large range of EO/IR
- 3D Rapid Mapping processing
- CARABAS - foliage penetrating SAR
- PicoSAR - 30 cm spot resolution
- ESP SIGINT - 0.5 to 18 GHz
UAS CONTROL STATION (UCS)
- Core component 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 systems
DUAL COMMAND AND
CONTROL DATA LINK
SENSOR DATA LINK
Being a customer of ours means that you can rely on Saab’s innovative and technologically advanced state-of-the-art products. But also, it means that you can rely on our dedication and willingness to provide our entire knowledge and know-how for improving your operations. That’s what we call a true commitment.
Development and upgrades
Our products undergo continuous development, allowing opportunities to apply for modernisation and upgrades.
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
Latest news from Skeldar
Meet us at AUVSI, Las Vegas
Welcome to meet us at the AUVSI show in Las Vegas, NV, August 7-9. Other than Skeldar, we will also be displaying unmanned underwater systems from Saab. More information about the exhibition at www.auvsi.org. Saab's standno. is 1050. (2012-08-03)
Skeldar- providing troups with real-time information
Recently,Saab performed a unique live demonstration of how the Skeldar system operates together with other tactical systems – adding a link in the sensor-to-shooter loop. The demonstration took place at the Swedish Armed Forces Ground Combat Days in southern Sweden.(2012-06-12)
Skeldar in Paris
Welcome to meet us at the 2012 Eurosatory International Exhibition, Paris, June 11-15. Skeldar UAS, one of the systems on display, will be showing how troups can get a maximum information advantage by Skeldar UAS, integrated with a battle management system. Find out more information about our participation on our eventsite. (2012-06-08)
Film: Saab, and Skeldar, at the Swedish Land Warfare Demonstration Days 2012
Meet us at Sofic
Skeldar will be on display at the Saab stand at Sofic, Tampa Convention Centre, Fl, USA, between May 22-25th 2012. Welcome to meet us there! (2012-05-16)
Busy time for Skeldar