QinetiQ to deliver UAS for Canadian armed forces
QinetiQ has received a CAD$51 million contract to deliver UAS services for the Canadian armed forces, the company announced on 7 May.
The services will be delivered using UMS Skeldar’s V-200 UAS equipped with active electronically scanned array radar and EO/IR camera. The system will be used to provide ISTAR services to the Royal Canadian Navy and Special Operations Forces Command, for both domestic and international operations.
QinetiQ will work with Canadian-UAV, Leonardo, UMS Skeldar and Wescam to deliver the ISTAR services.
Robert Aube, managing director of QinetiQ in Canada sais: 'We are delighted with this contract win to deliver critical over-the-horizon situation awareness to the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command. This generates tactical advantages for commanders while minimising the risk to manned helicopters and personnel.
'We are dedicated to providing a world-class service for the Canadian armed forces and the information collected and used by a UAS system of this calibre will be critical for the men and women serving Canada, both domestically and abroad.'
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