Schiebel Abu Dhabi Significantly Expands Capabilities For CAMCOPTER® S-300

Defence Industry

Vienna. Schiebel is extensively increasing its capabilities in Abu Dhabi to expand the development and production of the 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 is capable of carrying up to 250 kg of payloads. With its unrivalled, exceptional performance and multi-sensor capability, the new 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.

“Having been at the forefront of VTOL UAS development and delivery for the last 20 years, Schiebel continues to listen to the market needs and by adding the S-300 to our product portfolio we are filling the gap for a long-endurance, heavy-lift UAS. 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 operationally proven and highly successful CAMCOPTER® S-100. As such, the Middle East region has always been a major focus for the Schiebel Group.