Saab and UMS Aero Group AG Create UMS Skeldar AG

2015-12-28

Saab and UMS Aero Group AG Create UMS Skeldar AG
Swedish defence company Saab and UMS Aero Group AG, a Swiss supplier of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are forming a joint venture under the name UMS Skeldar AG.

Saab will transfer all assets relating to the Skeldar unmanned helicopter to UMS Skeldar.UMS Skeldar is a multi-skilled enterprise with all the capabilities necessary to manage and deliver UAV programs. This includes development, manufacture, testing, training and maintenance of the air vehicles plus all associated systems such as ground stations, communications links and data terminals. Saab’s holding in UMS Skeldar amounts to 47 %.“Through UMS Skeldar we are securing access to a portfolio that complements Saabs other investments in autonomous systems in an excellent way.This partnership brings increased focus to the marketing and sales of Skeldar and other unmanned systems. Through the joint venture we are able to offer the market a combination of the smaller companys flexibility and Saabs extensive experience within the field of aviation,” says Ulf Nilsson, head of Saab business area Aeronautics.
Our combined portfolios make it possible to meet customer requirements within several segments, whether it be defense, ‘blue light forces or civilian customers, says Jakob Baumann, CEO at UMS Skeldar.

UMS Skeldars operations will involve approximately 55 employees. The head office will be located in Möhlin, Switzerland with an office also established in Linkping, Sweden.

Region:  Europe
Contry:  Sweden
Category:  UAV


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