Nordic Unmanned and Textron wins EUR 20 million contract with EMSA

Nordic Unmanned and Textron wins EUR 20 million contract with EMSA

Sandnes – Nordic Unmanned has received a conditional letter of award from
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) regarding fixed-wing RPAS (drone) services carrying out long-range general maritime surveillance, with tender name EMSA/OP/46/2020

The official value of the framework contract is EUR 20 million over a period of up to 2+1+1 years.

Nordic Unmanned is the contractual partner with EMSA. Nordic Unmanned will utilize Textron Systems’ AerosondeTM as their drone platform and two complete systems, including training, will be delivered during the next six months. A mandatory initial configuration test must be successfully completed within eight weeks, before receiving the final framework award. The official signing of the contracts is expected to be before end of September

The first specific contracts of deployment in Europe are expected to be received and have a financial effect from Q1 2022, and the full utilization of the framework contract is expected to happen from Q3 2022. The utilization of the framework contract is contingent of call-offs from the client during the lifetime of the contract.


Nordic Unmanned delivers comprehensive data solutions through industry leading expertise, to assist both public and private customers in the transition to unmanned technology. The focus is to support demanding clients by collecting time-critical data with the use of unmanned technology.

Founded in 2014, the company has offices in Sandnes, Oslo, and Frankfurt, and has quickly become one of Europe’s leading providers of unmanned systems and services, with operations across the continent. The company is ISO 9001-2015 certified by DNV-GL for the operation, maintenance and sales of unmanned systems and sensor technology.

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