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Unmanned Systems 2014 – Schiebel´s has recently performed a series of trials for the Brazilian Navy from the Brazilian Amazonas Class Ship APA.
Schiebel’s unmanned helicopter CAMCOPTER S-100 convinced representatives of the Brazilian Navy and Ministry of Defense of its outstanding capabilities as a VTOL UAS , after series of sorties were flown from the sea near San Pedro, Brazil (160 km east from Rio de Janeiro). In support, a number of presentations were given over four days to the attending officers, covering the unique maritime capabilities of the S-100.
The demonstration flights were conducted using scenarios agreed with the Brazilian Navy and designed to evaluate the capabilities of its payloads: L3 Wescam MX-10, Selex ES SAGE ESM, Selex PicoSAR Radar and AIS (Automatic Identification System), highlighting the extensive portfolio of available payloads for the CAMCOPTER S-100. All trials were carried out during both day and night at ranges out to 44 nautical miles with target detection out to 90 nautical miles.