Both platforms, positioned within the same specified category as per the EASA regulatory framework, share the same communication datalink system, which makes the simultaneous operation of both aircraft from one ground control station possible. In addition, the One 150 and V-150 also share many payload options with further synergies provided in the logistics and data processing areas. With both companies having been previously granted with operational approvals under the new EASA drone regulations, this joined up solution is also fully compliant with the latest aviation regulations in relation to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operations.
The One 150 and V-150 were demonstrated to selected customers at the Primoco UAV SE company airport at Písek in the Czech Republic on 15th and 16th of November 2021.
Mr. Ladislav Semetkovský, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Primoco UAV SE, commented on the cooperation as follows: “We are very excited to find a partner like UMS Skeldar. Its approach towards unmanned aviation and its team spirit fully matches with ours. Together we solve the dilemma of many current RPAS operators, who are still hesitating between the selection of fixed-wing or rotary-wing platforms. With our One 150 and Skeldar´s V-150 they do not have to; they can have benefits of both. They may finally have an unmanned system able to be deployed anywhere combining long endurance of One 150 with vertical take-off and landing capability of V-150. The customer will simply select what works best for his mission with no compromises. We were happy to demonstrate the system to the audience of potential customers and believe that such solution will be very interesting for many operators. I would like to thank UMS Skeldar for their great support.”
Axel Cavalli-Bjorkman, Chief Executive Officer of UMS Skeldar, adds: “We are delighted to be a part of this agreement with Primoco UAV SE. Providing both our Vertical Take-Off and Landing V-150 and Primoco’s One 150 as one solution gives organisations the versatility they need to complete their often complicated missions. We pride ourselves at UMS as being an innovation leader when it comes to advances in rotary-wing UAV platforms. Our V-150 platform is a prime example of this, with a capability to complete remote automatic flights, hold multiple payloads and ability to provide a high-degree of maintainability and minimum turn-around times during operations. Alongside Primoco’s advanced fixed-wing solution, we believe this agreement will give customers exactly what they need for their UAV missions.”
For more information about Primoco’s One 150 platform, click here: https://uav-stol.com/primoco-uav-one-150/.
For more about UMS Skeldar’s V-150, go here: https://umsskeldar.aero/v-150-skeldar/.
About Primoco UAV SE
The Czech company Primoco UAV develops and manufactures the civilian and military unmanned aircraft One 150. These are aircraft capable of flying completely independently according to programmed flight plans, including fully automatic take-off and landing. One of the key features of the aircraft is its exceptional endurance, able to spend more than 15 hours in the air non-stop at a cruising speed of 100-150 km/h which represents a range of up to 2,000 km. With a maximum take-off weight of 150 kg and a payload of 30 kg, the One 150 can be used for a wide range of deployments in both civil and military operations. The company’s aircraft are currently used on three continents for inspections of product pipelines and distribution networks in the energy sector, ensuring border and coastal security, monitoring fires or in search and rescue operations. Primoco UAV SE is a publicly traded company on the Prague Stock Exchange market.
About UMS Skeldar
UMS Skeldar, a joint venture between Saab and UMS AERO Group, is Europe’s leading provider of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) including the unmatched NATO-adapted rotary Skeldar V-200 and the flexible high-performance V-150 UAS. Incorporating and capable of carrying a wide selection of sensors, the UMS Skeldar RPAS provides solutions to a wide variety of defense, civil security, and maritime sectors globally. The company is headquartered near Basel in Switzerland, with twin manufacturing facilities in Switzerland (Möhlin) and Sweden (Linköping) and offers a comprehensive unmanned aerial systems (UAS) solutions portfolio. The company provides total solutions to customers across the globe, including development, manufacture, testing, training, consultancy, maintenance, and managed services.