FIRST ENGINE SYSTEM DELIVERED TO SINGAPORE DEFENCE COMPANY
Orbital UAV completes Phase 1 contract for one of Singapore’s largest defence companies
Orbital Corporation Ltd is pleased to advise it has delivered the first engine system to its Singapore defence customer.
Orbital UAV signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) with one of Singapore’s largest defence companies in March 2020. The MoU is for the design, development and initial low rate production of multi-fuel engines for unmanned aerial vehicles (‘UAVs’).
The initial contract and Phase 1 of the MoU was for the development, integration and supply of an engine system for evaluation and acceptance by the customer.
“Delivery of the first engine system to our Singapore defence customer marks the completion of a significant milestone within the engine development program,” said Todd Alder, CEO and Managing Director of Orbital UAV. “The engine represents the latest innovations in UAV propulsion capabilities providing best in class performance to our customer. We are now working, under contract, on Phase 2 and confirming requirements and terms and conditions for Phase 3 of the program.”
The scope of the MoU outlines three proposed phases of work:
|The development, integration and supply of a first prototype multi-fuel engine.
|Supply of a small number of additional prototype engines for further evaluation requirements by the customer.
|Following the successful completion and acceptance of
Phases 1 and 2, the customer may authorise a low rate production run of the multi-fuel engine.
“I am pleased with the progress we have made with our customer diversification strategy over the past 18 months and our ability to deliver against the development program milestones we have set out,” said Mr Alder.
“Orbital UAV continues to increase its status within the global UAV defence industry, enhancing our reputation as a world leader in the design, development and production of engines for tactical UAVs,” he said.