NOVEMBER, 2020 – Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned is proud to obtain the contract as system integrator, together with coaching and life cycle help, for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Company’s vertical takeoff and touchdown (VTOL) unmanned aerial methods (UAS).
The non-exclusive framework contract, below the identify “VTOL UAS”, is among the most useful mini VTOL UAS defence contracts of 2020 in Europe, primarily based on public bulletins.
The contract is non-exclusive, that means the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Justice with all subordinate companies might use it. The period is three years, with choices to increase to seven years. The preliminary buy order is predicted to be finished inside the following months.
Knut Roar Wiig, CEO at Nordic Unmanned was delighted to be awarded the contract: We’re very pleased to lastly be capable of help the Norwegian servicemen and girls with world-leading UAV tools.
This contract additional enhances Nordic Unmanned’s place as a number one European supplier of unmanned methods and providers. As a Norwegian firm we’re very glad to be the chosen provider on this demanding procurement, it proves how far the Norwegian unmanned business have come and we do look ahead to supporting this and future drone providers for the Norwegian Justice- and Defence sector.
Particulars of the framework contract:
• Nordic Unmanned is the system integrator and oversees all high quality methods and venture
administration based on consumer necessities.
• Nordic Unmanned will ship coaching and MRO providers.
• Nordic Unmanned will present system integration of radios from the Norwegian producer Radionor Communications AS.
• Lockheed Martin is the unique tools producer of Indago.
“Indagos function very quietly from comparatively low altitude and supply excessive constancy sensor imagery,” mentioned Steve Fortson, UAS Portfolio supervisor at Lockheed Martin. “They’re best to be used in transportable and embedded functions the place measurement, weight, energy and value are key, making them uniquely suited to help the Norwegian Armed Forces.”
For the previous three years, Lockheed Martin has used Nordic Unmanned because the official reseller of its full portfolio of UAS merchandise in Europe. This contains the VCSi household of multi-domain, unmanned management methods software program.