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Belgian-Dutch minehunter programme to use V-200

8th July 2020 - 15:15 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast


The V-200 UAV from UMS Skeldar will be used in the Belgian-Dutch minehunter programme under a deal announced on 8 July. 

UMS Skeldar was awarded a procurement contract by ECA Group to supply the V-200s, which will be used in UAV system ‘toolboxes’ on board 12 new-generation minehunters (six apiece for Belgian and Dutch navies).

The minehunters are being supplied by the Belgium Naval & Robotics JV between Naval Group and ECA Group. Serial deliveries of the V-200 for the ECA Group contract are expected to begin in 2023, the companies said.

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Gerrard Cowan


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Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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