Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Camcopter Trials in South Africa

VTOL Drone Showed Off its Potential

The South African Navy undertook shipboard trials of Schiebel's CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) in October.

The CAMCOPTER S-100 extends the electronic eyes and ears of maritime commanders to operational ranges well beyond those of the shipboard sensors.
(Photo: Courtesy of Schiebel Group)
The S-100 conducted all flights from the deck of the deep ocean hydrographic survey ship SAS “Protea” (A 324). During the trials, the payload of choice was the SELEX ES SAGE Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system, rendering the air vehicle capable of detecting, identifying, and geo-locating radio frequency (RF) sources. This system routinely operates out to range of 200km (108nm) or remains on station for periods of more than six hours.


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  2. Hey, I appreciate your writing. The CAMCOPTER S-100 is a highly required resource for such prerequisites, particularly with its capacity to constantly augment the "electronic eyes and ears" of oceanic leaders to operational ranges well past those of the sensors on board. Thanks all. Best of luck.
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