Elbit Systems to conduct maritime patrol in the UK

Elbit Systems UK Selected By The UK MCA To Conduct UAS Maritime Trial Flights – link

Source: Naval News

Article Headlines

  • Elbit Systems UK has been selected by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to conduct maritime demonstration flights
  • The demonstration flights are designed to demonstrate the advantages of using long-range unmanned capabilities in civilian airspace, with the ability to utilize multiple sensors on a single platform
  • Elbit Systems UK will collaborate closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority, supported by additional UK companies, including Inzpire and Aviation Systems Group
  • This will support the MCA in their existing efforts, providing a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and in the international search and rescue region through HM Coastguard

Overview & Comments

  • Paramilitary and services (contractor owned / contractor operated) contracts are growing trend in the MALE market in contrary to whole systems sales which are in a decline
  • Security oriented agencies such as EMSA, Frontex and the UN employ MALE systems in such a manner
  • Elbit’s Hermes 900 is currently contracted by EMSA in Europe and has recently completed a deployment to Mali under the UN
  • See “Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Completes First Flight”

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