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Drones complete successful qualification flights

drones complete successful qualification flights
Schiebel's Camcopter S-100

Austrian-based company Schiebel Group has announced its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has successfully completed qualification flights for the French Navy.

Austrian-based company Schiebel Group has announced its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has successfully completed qualification flights for the French Navy.

The flight trials, which were conducted from 29 May to 3 June, were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navy's three Mistral Class amphibious assault ships.

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The French fleet is currently undergoing a modernisation process, which Schiebel has participated in with flight trials to confirm the Ship Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL) and to qualify the Camcopter S-100's integration onto the BPC.

Schiebel said during the flight demonstrations in the western Mediterranean the Camcopter S-100 conducted around 30 takeoffs and landings within a total of 15 flight hours during day and night.

A L3 Wescam MX-10 was used to transmit daylight and infrared data. Throughout the trials the system was operated independently by the French Navy CEPA/10s crew.

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In February this year, Schiebel was awarded a contract by the Royal Australian Navy to provide a Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopter and three years of logistics support.

But the unmanned aerial vehicle crashed at Beecroft Weapons Range east of Nowra, causing a small bushfire in March this year.

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