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Thai navy to buy more Camcopters

30th August 2021 - 01:03 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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Thailand’s navy will double its Camcopter S-100 fleet to a total of four systems. (Schiebel)

The Royal Thai Navy operates a mixed fleet of UAVs, but it is adding more Austrian-built Camcopters to the mix.

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is preparing to procure two additional Camcopter S-100 UAVs from Schiebel to enhance its reconnaissance capability and patrol sea areas in Thailand’s south.

The House of Representatives agreed to spend a total budget of THB570 million ($18.38 million) for these systems in August.

The RTN procured its first two Camcopter S-100s for THB600 million ($19.4 million) in 2020. Their main operating station is Pak Phanang District in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, where they operate with RTN frigates.

The Camcopter S-100 is the RTN’s first VTOL UAV. With its 200km range, the navy deploys them in …

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