Qinetiq-led Team Selected for Canadian UAV Requirement
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May 13, 2019 - by Beth Stevenson for ainonline.com
A Qinetiq-led team has been selected to provide unmanned rotary-wing services to the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Special Forces Command under a $51 million ($38 million U.S.) deal.
UAV services provider Canadian UAVs will also be involved, facilitating the delivery of the aircraft to the domestic armed forces under this ISTAR program, and deliveries of the system are set to begin in this year's third quarter.
The team will deliver UMS Skeldar's V-200 rotary platform integrated with an L3 Wescam electro-optical/infrared turret and Leonardo PicoSAR radar for the navy under a contractor-owned, contractor-operated model, and with an undisclosed payload configuration under a contractor-owned, military-operated model for the special forces