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Schiebel demos Camcopter UAV for Brazilian Navy

6th June 2014 - 15:34 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has carried out a series of demonstrations for the Brazilian Navy and Ministry of Defence from the Brazilian Amazonas Class Ship APA on 2-5th June.

The trials, conducted off the coast of San Pedro in Brazil, saw the S-100 UAV fly a series of sorties using scenarios designed to that allow the Brazilian Navy to assess the capabilities of the system’s L3 Wescam MX-10, Selex ES SAGE ESM, Selex PicoSAR Radar and Automatic Identification System (AIS) payloads.

According to Schiebel, the trails were carried out in day and night at ranges out to 44 nautical miles with target detection out to 90 nautical miles.

A number of presentations were also given over four days to the attending officers, covering the unique maritime capabilities of the Camcopter.

Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAV needs no prepared area or supporting launch or recovery equipment. It operates in day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km, both on land and at sea. The S-100 navigates via pre-programmed GPS waypoints or is operated with a pilot control unit.

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