Schiebel has successfully demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) as part of its customer acceptance program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Under the directive of the Navy Minor Project (NMP) 1942 to procure a vertical takeoff and landing Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System – Interim Capability (MTUAS-IC), RAN sought a platform for shipborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Selected for its maturity and demonstrated capability, Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS successfully completed its flying program for the RAN validation and verification customer acceptance program at the Jervis Bay Airfield facilities in New South Wales, Australia.
In a comprehensive series of tests, the JP-5 (NATO F-44) heavy fuel powered CAMCOPTER S-100, equipped with a Wescam MX-10S payload and at operational ranges of up to 60 nautical miles as well as altitudes above 10 000 feet, presented its ability to deliver world-class imagery to commanders.
As the RAN Contract Manager Kevin Beare noted, “The heavy fuel variant of the S-100 has performed very well during the validation and verification program and the RAN looks forward to utilising this platform to achieve NMP1942 project objectives over the coming years.”
“The S-100 will prove to be an effective asset in enhancing the Navy’s ISR capabilities,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “We are excited about the positive feedback we are receiving from RAN and are looking forward to continued cooperation in the future”.
A fleet of Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfill a contract with an international customer. Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS was chosen by MDA to provide critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions
Schiebels Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has completed qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navys three Mistral class amphibious assault ships, the company announced Tuesday
Schiebels Unmanned Air System (UAS) Camcopter S-100 performed flight trials to the Norwegian Coastguard, Navy, Airforce, Coastal Administration, Police Directorate as well as other authorities during demanding trials at Andøya Test Center (ATC). During the event held in Northern Norway, approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the CAMCOPTER S-100 performed a series of challenging demonstration flights in the second week of May, the company announced Tuesday
Schiebel has won a contract from Royal Australian Navy to supply CAMCOPTER S-100 System and three years of follow-on Contractor Logistics Support. The Royal Australian Navy released an international Request for Tender (RfT) in late February 2016 for a UAS capability, the company announced today
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