Skeldar UAS operationally deployed by Spanish Navy
[Johannesburg, 18 November 2013] -
Defence and security company Saab's Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Skeldar is now operationally deployed on-board the offshore patrol vessel BAM Meteoro. Skeldar is supporting the Spanish Navy with surveillance capabilities while taking part in the EU Atalanta operation in the Gulf of Aden.Earlier this year, Saab announced a contract to deploy the Skeldar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for maritime operations. Skeldar is now operationally deployed on-board the Spanish Navy's offshore patrol vessel BAM Meteoro.Mikael Franzén, Director of Saab's Product Area Tactial UAS, comments: "The Skeldar UAS is operated together with a manned helicopter to enhance the vessel's surveillance capabilities during its mission to fight piracy as part of the EU Atalanta operation in the Gulf of Aden."