Schiebel Expands Facility in UAE for CAMCOPTER® S-300 UAS

07.02.2024 UAE
Schiebel Expands Facility in UAE for CAMCOPTER® S-300 UAS

Schiebel Expands Facility in UAE for CAMCOPTER® S-300 UAS

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Schiebel is extensively increasing its capabilities in Abu Dhabi to expand the development and production of the long-endurance, heavy-lift-capable CAMCOPTER® S-300 Unmanned Air System (UAS).

The expansion of Schiebel’s facility in the UAE follows the award of a significant contract for the supply of the CAMCOPTER® S-300 UAS with sophisticated sensor suites for the South Korean Navy.

In addition to being designed to deliver significant persistence, the S-300 is capable of carrying up to 250 kg of payloads. With its unrivalled, exceptional performance and multi-sensor capability, the new UAS is ideal for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target.

Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions, such as submarine detection and early threat warning of missiles, as well as resupply missions requiring heavy lift over long distances in complex terrain.

“Having been at the forefront of VTOL UAS development and delivery for the last 20 years, Schiebel continues to listen to the market needs and by adding the S-300 to our product portfolio we are filling the gap for a long-endurance, heavy-lift UAS. Given our successful history in the region, our Abu Dhabi location is the logical choice for executing this exciting project,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.

Schiebel had its major breakthrough into the global UAS market in 2005, with the UAE being the launch customer for the operationally proven CAMCOPTER® S-100. As such, the Middle East region has always been a major focus for the Schiebel Group.

Founded in 1951 in Vienna, the globally operating Schiebel Group focuses on the development, design and production of the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Certified to meet AS/EN 9100 standards, Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing high-tech military, commercial and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support.

Schiebel has facilities in Vienna and Wiener Neustadt (Austria), Manassas, Virginia (USA), Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Shoalhaven (Australia).

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-300

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-300 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is designed to meet the requirements of customers seeking extended range, long endurance, and enhanced payload-carrying capabilities. With its maximum payload capacity of 250 kg and maximum endurance of 24 hours, the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS is intended for ISTAR operations with multiple higher performing and therefore heavier sensors and radars, cargo delivery missions or for dropping multiple sonobuoys for AntiSubmarine Warfare (ASW) operations. Its three-bladed foldable rotor ensures a minimal footprint as it can easily be stowed and maintained in confined spaces or in ships’ hangars.

To ensure maximum mission versatility and cost effectiveness, the heavy-lift-capable S-300 can be controlled by the same, proven Ground Control Station used by the smaller CAMCOPTER® S-100.

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is an operationally proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS requires no prepared area or supporting equipment to enable launch and recovery. It operates by day and by night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km / 108 nm, over land and sea. Its carbon fibre and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 5,500 m / 18,000 ft.

In a typical configuration, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 carries a 34-kg / 75-lbs payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or JP5 heavy fuel. High-definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. In addition to its standard GPS waypoint or manual navigation, the S-100 can successfully operate in environments where GPS is not available, with missions planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. The high-tech unmanned helicopter is backed by Schiebel’s customer support.



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