Saab/Skeldar V-200 Maritime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Sweden
Skeldar V-200 Maritime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Sweden
Skeldar V-200 Maritime is a medium-range vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Saab Group. The UAV, capable of being launched from the deck of any vessel, delivers real-time intelligence and surveillance. Skeldar V-200 is a more cost-effective alternative to conventional helicopters used in surveillance missions. It is being offered for the US Navy ISR programme. The US Navy plans to equip some of its Arleigh Burke Class destroyers with either VTOL or fixed-wing platforms. Engine and performance of Saab's naval Skeldar V-200 UAV Skeldar UAV is powered by a two-cylinder, in-line, two-stroke, liquid cooled internal combustion engine. The engine is rated at 55hp and runs at a constant 6,000rpm. It is equipped with an electronic fuel injection / ignition system.
I had a competition two-stroke motorcycle with a Nikasil coated cylinder. It was a single cylinder 350cc Montesa (a Spanish company that was bought out by Honda). The engine held up well through three grueling National events that lasted about five hours each and several State events that were about half as long. I could ride that bike over a car with no ramp.