Acquisition of EMT (pending regulatory approval) expands Rheinmetall’s activities in the UAS sector.
Norway seeks bids for SkyRanger R70 support
The Norwegian Coast Guard is seeking industry responses to a tender for support of its fleet of six Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger R70 quadcopter UASs.
An eventual NOK7.5 million ($880,000) contract will last for three years from 31 December 2021 with the option to renew in an ongoing service contract, the Coast Guard announced in a 10 November post on the official EU tenders database.
It stated: ‘The procurement will ensure that the RPAS systems remain operational, and that there is follow-up and implementation of important updates and information from the manufacturer… The contract will also cover necessary and natural upgrades in the lifetime of the systems.’
Interested parties have until 8 December 2021 to submit a bid.
SkyRanger R70 was originally developed by Aeryon before its acquisition by FLIR Systems (now Teledyne FLIR) in January 2019.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that a mock-up platform was displayed at DSEI 2021 with a StormCaster-L payload.
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