Nordic Unmanned Enters European Fixed Wing Drone Market with Textron
- Nordic Unmanned has teamed up with Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, to enter the fixed wing segment of the European drone market.
- The first commercial opportunity for the team is already targeted, as Nordic Unmanned is competing for a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) with Textron Systems as its supplier of platform and lifecycle support.
- The EMSA tender process, which is based around the Textron Systems Aerosonde UAS, covers maritime surveillance and coast guard functions, including environmental surveillance, rescue work, border control and vessel surveillance.
- The total value of the contract is estimated at EUR 20 million over 4 years from Q3 2021. The contract is expected to be awarded to the successful bidder in the second quarter 2021.
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