Situational Awareness and Safety Combined
Integration of Skeldar® UAS on maritime vessels will add great value to your ability to perform maritime operations. With Skeldar’s relative speed and agile flight envelope, imagery intelligence can be collected at long range, but relatively close to the target when very high resolution imagery is needed, and continuously keep the ship away from detection and threats.
In this respect, Skeldar® UAS is an asset with unique characteristics for providing real-time observations and for gaining situational awareness.
High-Value and High-Risk Missions
The characteristics of the Skeldar air vehicle allow it to approach areas or targets of interest while remaining difficult to detect, even with air surveillance radar. The performance and features of the mission payload provide high resolution imagery and precise target acquisition, while maintaining good stand-off range from the air vehicle. In relation to the value of a naval vessel, however, Skeldar is an asset highly suitable for high-risk missions with high-value targets.
Autonomy at its peak
The operational range of Skeldar allows the ship to keep threats at a distance, while maintaining situational awareness. With autonomous air missions, Skeldar can provide situational awareness while keeping the maritime unit silent by communicating brief and limited updates of the route and sensor control to the AV.
Skeldar as an asset will add high mobility to the ship, and the VTOL and hovering capability adds a particularly agile mobility while not limiting the overall capability of the UAV system.
Skeldar has the possibility to move slowly or stand still, so that it is harder to detect on radar, can move in formation with the ship and fleet, or move with high speed in any direction to penetrate enemy lines.
The enhanced tactical response in time and space that the Skeldar system provides has potential to multiply the operational capability of the maritime unit.
Skeldar® UAS can prove to be a valuable resource for occasional logistical support and transfers ship-ship or ship-land, especially in hazardous and adverse weather situations.