Orbital Corporation has delivered its second unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engine in a development program for a Singapore defence industry customer.
The company, which manufactures UAV engines for Boeing offshoot Insitu, is designing, developing and providing initial low-rate manufacturing of multi-fuel engines with the first units destined for system evaluation and customer acceptance trials.
Orbital said today the development phase of the program had progressed as planned, with the Perth company now working on the third engine.
Orbital UAV CEO Todd Adler said: “This is another major milestone in the engine development program for our prestigious Singapore customer.
“This program represents an exciting opportunity to develop and commission another world class engine production line from our operations in Australia.”
Along with a further program developing engines for Lycoming Engines, for eventual integration into Textron Systems’ Aerosonde UAV, the Singapore program is a plank in Orbital’s strategy of diversifying from its dominant customer, Boeing.
“We look forward to providing further updates on this program and others over the next 12 months, as we target bringing additional engine models into production.”
Picture: Orbital Corporation
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