Schiebel Wins Camcopter S-100 Contract with MDA

By Editor 23-Mar-2018


A fleet of Schiebel’s Camcopter® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) has been commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfil a contract with an international customer. The Vienna-based Schiebel Group’s Camcopter® S-100 UAS has been chosen by MDA for its impressive track record of providing critical support in sea and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Being a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, the S-100 has a relatively small logistical footprint, which allows for flexible and rapid deployment. Even during day and night, the UAS functions as a platform capable of carrying a wide range of high-end payloads.

With its successful history of conducting surveillance in challenging, complex and hostile environments, MDA offers a turnkey service to an unnamed international customer. Such will include responsibility for the acquisition of the fleet and its required infrastructure, training, airworthiness, logistics, supply chain management, maintenance and all flight operations.

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman, Schiebel Group, has said that the company was honoured that MDA has chosen the best-in-class CAMCOPTER® S-100 to fulfil the requirements of the prestigious contract. “We are excited about this partnership and look forward to the opportunity to once again demonstrate the proven capabilities of the S-100 and its unique suitability for ISR missions,” he said,