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Aero India 2017: Skeldar looks to ‘Make in India’

16th February 2017 - 12:09 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Claire Apthorp in Bangalore


UMS Skeldar is making a concerted bid for the Indian market with its V-200 at Aero India 2017 in Bangalore, where the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV undertook daily flying demonstrations.

David Willems, head of business development for UMS Skeldar, told Shephard. 'The fact that we are flying in-country, where government agencies and armed forces can see the V-200 in action, gives a lot of comfort to those who will be assessing the viability of this platform.'

The company is pursuing an Indian Navy (IN) requirement, with an RfI launched a couple of years ago asking for 56

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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Claire Apthorp


Claire Apthorp

As a freelance defence writer, Claire regularly contributes to some of the UK’s leading defence magazines, …

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