Orbital UAV delivers first engine to Singapore customer

Unmanned aircraft engine manufacturer Orbital UAV has delivered the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engine in a development program for a Singapore defence defence industry customer.

The company, which manufactures engines for Boeing offshoot Insitu, is designing, developing and providing initial low-rate manufacturing of multi-fuel engines with the first unit destined for system evaluation and customer acceptance trials.

Orbital CEO Todd Alder said: “Delivery of the first engine system to our Singapore customer marks the completion of a significant milestone within the engine development program.

“The engine represents the latest innovations in UAV propulsion capabilities providing best in class performance.”

Perth-based Orbital is now working on phase two of the project and will supply a small number of prototype engines for further evaluation and system integration.

“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.

“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.”

Picture: Orbital UAV

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