Skeldar deployed in counter-piracy operations off Horn of Africa

Saab Skeldar deployed on counter piracy operationsDefence and security company Saab’s Skeldar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is operational aboard the Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel BAM Meteoro, which is taking part in the European Union’s Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden.Earlier this year Saab announced a contract to deploy the Skeldar UAS for maritime operations.

Mikael Franzén, Director of Saab’s Product Area Tactical UAS said of the deployment: “The Skeldar V-200 is operated together with a manned helicopter to enhance the vessel’s surveillance capabilities during its mission to fight piracy as part of the EU Atalanta operation in the Gulf of Aden.”

Prior to the Atalanta deployment, successful integration trials were conducted on-board the BAM Relámpago in the waters off the Canary Islands.

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