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Avalon 2017: ADF progresses UAV capability

6th March 2017 - 14:16 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Melbourne

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Australia's latest acquisition - the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 system - was on display at the Avalon Air Show near Melbourne, where the three branches of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) displayed almost the full range of UAV types currently in service.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) recently signed an order for two S-100 systems (with a single aircraft in each system) under Navy Minor Project 1942, which will be used for evaluations as the navy moves towards selection of a UAV system for future warships.

In about August the RAN will conduct its first embarked trials of the S-100 aboard a ...

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