Schiebel, April 15, 2022 - Vienna, Austria – Schiebel wins another contract in Thailand to supply additional CAMCOPTER® S-100 systems to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).
UAS market leader Schiebel has been awarded its second contract in just three years by the Royal Thai Navy, signed with Lt. General Apichai Sompolkrang, Director of the Naval Acquisition Management Office in Bangkok. RTN Programme Director, Captain Anurat Siriwong, witnessed the contract signature.
The contract will be completed before the end of 2022 and the RTN will deploy the CAMCOPTER® S-100 systems for land and sea based Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. Schiebel won its first contract with the RTN in 2019 and those helicopters are fully operational in Thailand.
“We are proud to win this very important follow-on contract with RTN. Having successfully delivered the first CAMCOPTER® S-100 system on time and on budget, we continue to prove the system’s outstanding maritime and ISR capabilities. This additional contract is evidence of trust in Schiebel by the RTN and its plans for the S-100 to be part of their long-term UAS strategy. This is very exciting for us. We are the only rotary UAS of its class with hundreds of thousands of flight hours and our experience speaks for itself,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.
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 fiber 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 JP-5 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 excellent customer support and training services.
About Schiebel: 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, VA (USA), Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Shoalhaven (Australia).