20 Apr '17, 7am

MMEA conducts trials of Fulmar UAV from first-of-class NGPC - IHS Jane's 360

MMEA conducts trials of Fulmar UAV from first-of-class NGPC - IHS Jane's 360

The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency has successfully completed first at-sea trials of the Fulmar UAV system The service is on track to operationalise its first UAV-capable patrol vessel in 2017 The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has conducted at-sea trials of the Thales Fulmar fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the first of its New Generation Patrol Craft (NGPC), a service official confirmed with Jane's on 20 April. The trials, which were conducted from KM Bagan Datuk (4541), took place over a period of about two weeks in early April 2017. Procedures that were conducted in the trials included launching and recovering the UAV under various ship operational conditions and wind speed, and training its crew in procedures to retrieve the UAV from the water should there be a failure in onboard recovery efforts. The NGPC platform features a 3.5 m by ...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/69694/mmea-conducts-trials-o...

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