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.
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.
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.
Integration of the UCS into C4I, Combat Management System (CMS) and Multi-Source Intelligence Cell (MSIC) 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.