US: Maxar Technologies (formerly known as MDA) has commissioned a fleet of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS to fulfill a contract with an international customer.
According to Schiebel, MDA chose the CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS because of its “impressive track record of providing critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.”
A vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS, the S-100 has a relatively small logistical footprint. This small logistical footprint allows for flexible and rapid deployment.
Schiebel says that “by day and night, the UAS functions as a platform capable of carrying a wide range of high-end payloads.”
“We are honored that MDA has chosen our best-in-class CAMCOPTER® S-100 to fulfill the requirements of this prestigious contract,” says Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.
“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.”
MDA has a successful history of conducting surveillance in “challenging, complex and hostile environments.” The company offers a “turnkey service to an unnamed international customer,” which will include “responsibility for the acquisition of the fleet and its required infrastructure, training, airworthiness, logistics, supply chain management, maintenance and all flight operations.”