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SGA14: Skeldar returns from Spanish deployment

13th February 2014 - 05:19 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore


Saab’s Skeldar VTOL UAV has returned from deployed operations with the Spanish Navy, although the company is hopeful that further contracts will come to fruition. 

One system consisting of two aircraft was deployed to the Gulf of Aden as part of the EU Atalanta operation on-board the BAM Meteoro offshore patrol vessel with the Spanish Navy, and the deployment finished in November with equipment back in Sweden by December.

The three month operation was cut short, as permitted under the terms of the contract, due to the navy having completed its mission ahead of schedule. The deployment followed integration trials

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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