Schiebel is extensively increasing its capabilities in Abu Dhabi to expand the development and production of its long-endurance, heavy-lift-capable CAMCOPTER® S-300 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The expansion of Schiebel’s facility in the UAE follows the award of a significant contract for the supply of the CAMCOPTER® S-300 UAS with sophisticated sensor suites for the South Korean Navy.
In addition to being designed to deliver significant persistence, the S-300 can carry payloads of up to 250 kg. The rotary wing UAS is ideal for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions, such as submarine detection and early threat warning of missiles, as well as resupply missions requiring heavy lift over long distances in complex terrain.
“Given our successful history in the region, our Abu Dhabi location is the logical choice for executing this exciting project,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, chairman of the Schiebel Group. Schiebel had its major breakthrough into the global UAS market in 2005, with the UAE being the launch customer for the CAMCOPTER® S-100.
The Middle East region remains a major focus for the group.