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Schiebel announces heavy fuel flight

13th March 2012 - 14:05 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


A heavy-fuel variant of a Camcopter S-100 UAS completed its maiden flight on 12 March, manufacturer Schiebel has announced.

The UAS was flown at the company’s range near its production facility in Wiener Neustadt,
Austria, during which it ‘fulfilled all expectations’. According to the company, the maiden flight follows ‘extensive development’ on the VTOL UAV.

‘The heavy fuel engine provides customers with the ability to use JP-5 (F-44), Jet A-1 (F-35) and JP-8 (F-34),’ the company said while claiming that such ‘flexibility’ was not available in other VTOL UAS.

‘The new fuel options will be a big advantage to all

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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