Camcopter S-100 Flies Again at IDEX in Abu Dhabi
Schiebel, February 19, 2013 - The 2013 IDEX International Defence Exhibition features an active participation of Schiebel, as the company underlines its continued strong market position with the proven CAMCOPTER S-100 (UAE Armed Forces designation Al Saber) Unmanned Air System (UAS).
Schiebel’s presence during the biennial trade show includes daily flight demonstrations, integrated with other air traffic, directly in the city of Abu Dhabi and carried out by Schiebel’s local cooperation partner ADASI (Abu Dhabi Automated Systems Investments), a Tawazun subsidiary.
The CAMCOPTER S-100 (UAE Armed Forces designation Al Saber) already demonstrated its proven and reliable flight characteristics during IDEX 2011 and again convinces the audience of its unmatched capabilities at the daily dynamic displays of this year’s IDEX Defence Exhibition from 17 to 21 February 2013.
“ADASI has been supporting deployment of the Al-Saber system on a variety of missions benefitting from the versatility of the S-100” declared Ali Al Yafei, CEO of ADASI. ”The experience acquired by ADASI with the S-100 enables us to offer S-100 services in the region, and permit customers to ramp up quickly in their mission, leveraging on the cumulated experience of ADASI’s team.”
"The Middle East and North African (MENA) UAS market is very strong, we expect the demand for UAVs to continue to increase," said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. "Schiebel's commitment to the region is reflected by the continued growth of our partnership with ADASI - providing superior value and the most complete line of high-technology unmanned aviation products and services."
Co-located with the IDEX, NAVDEX takes place, the dedicated Naval Defence and Maritime Security section of the trade show. The French shipbuilder DCNS’ new Gowind class of OPVs (Offshore Patrol Vessels) is one of the highlights of this exhibition, featuring the L’Adroit on display quayside. This OPV has been designed to operate the maritime-proven CAMCOPTER S-100 from day one and shows the UAS on static display aboard.
About Schiebel: Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group of companies focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defence and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. Since 2010 Schiebel offers the new division composite and is able to supply high-tech customers with this high-quality carbon fiber technology. All products are quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards. With headquarters in Vienna (Austria), Schiebel now maintains production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), and Abu Dhabi (UAE), as well as offices in Washington DC (USA), and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
bout ADASI: ADASI, a Tawazun subsidiary, is the first UAE-based company to offer clients a comprehensive range of services to cover all types of autonomous systems. ADASI offers holistic and tailored solutions, starting with joint analysis of end-users’ needs, through formalization of their requirements, to equipment selection and procurement. ADASI also offers product or system design, development, testing and commissioning of localized subsystems and systems, and other engineering solutions, as well as training of customer teams, operational support and systems maintenance. ADASI provides support to the Armed Forces as well as to other customers in the UAE and across the region.
bout the CAMCOPTER S-100 (UAE designation Al Saber): Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is a proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS needs no prepared area or supporting launch or recovery equipment. It operates in day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km, both on land and at sea. The S-100 navigates via preprogrammed GPS waypoints or is operated with a pilot control unit. Missions are planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. High definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. Using "fly-by-wire" technology controlled by a triple-redundant flight computer, the UAV can complete its mission automatically. Its carbon fiber and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 18,000 ft. In its standard configuration, the CAMCOPTER S-100 carries a 75 lbs/34 kg payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or heavy fuel.
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