Royal Thai Navy orders additional Camcopter S-100 UAVs from Schiebel

Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel has been awarded a follow-on contract to supply the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) with additional Camcopter S-100 rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


As disclosed, the contract will be completed before the end of 2022 and the RTN will deploy the Camcopter S-100 systems for land and sea-based Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations.


“We are proud to win this very important follow-on contract with RTN. Having successfully delivered the first CAMCOPTER® S-100 system on time and on budget, we continue to prove the system’s … maritime and ISR capabilities. This additional contract is evidence of trust in Schiebel by the RTN and its plans for the S-100 to be part of their long-term UAS strategy,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.

Schiebel won its first contract with the RTN in 2019 and those helicopters are fully operational in Thailand.

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The S-100 was the first time the RTN used vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) for maritime operations.