Orbital UAV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with one of Singapore’s largest defence companies for the design, development and initial low rate production of multi-fuel engines for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).
The agreement outlines three work phases: 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; and possible authorisation of a low rate production run of the multi-fuel engine.
Under the MoU, an initial contract has been signed to commence work within phase one of the program. This initial phase of work is anticipated to be completed within the next 18 months.
Commencement of phases two and three are dependent on the successful completion and acceptance by the customer of the first prototype engine identified in Phase 1.
“The MoU and initial contract provide us with the opportunity to further demonstrate our industry leading know-how and technical expertise in the UAV market with a new international customer,” Todd Alder, CEO and Managing Director of Orbital UAV, said.