Schiebel has been awarded a three-year extension contract for the sustainment of its CAMCOPTER S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Having awarded the initial contract in 2016, this extension will allow the RAN to continue to experiment and develop knowledge using the UAS.
This substantial extension contract includes field support services, engineering and logistics elements, as well as the creation of a sovereign Australian CAMCOPTER S-100 training capability, delivered by Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd.
“For Schiebel Pacific the contract extension secures existing Australian jobs and will create further positions for Australian UAS experts,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “We are immensely proud that we were able to convince with our CAMCOPTER S-100.”
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 has completed successful missions on over 40 different ships on all the world’s oceans, in every environment from the tropics to the arctic.