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Vienna / Nowra, 16 June 2015 – Schiebel´s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has in a series of flights between 2 and 12 June 2015 successfully demonstrated its multi- sensor capability to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and other Australian Government Departments.

The demanding trials took place near Nowra, on the South East Coast of Australia, and encompassed multiple scenarios, performed during both the day and night. The primary goal was to provide RAN with a comprehensive understanding of how an advanced rotary wing UAS could be effectively used to support maritime and littoral Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) tasks.

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The three key mission payloads; the Finmeccanica – Selex ES SAGE ESM and PicoSAR radar and the L-3 Wescam MX-10 were operated in realistic maritime security scenarios in the littoral and open ocean.

Hans Georg Schiebel Chairman of Schiebel said „This multi-sensor capability of the S-100 is a key element, showing the comprehensive flexibility of our proven system. We feel honored that we were invited by RAN to this demonstration.”

Selex ES highlighted how the combination of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 with their SAGE ESM and PicoSAR radar can extend the surveillance horizon of naval vessels and enhance situational awareness. The data provided by the ESM and radar sensors is
crucial to understanding the maritime environment, which was proven in demanding conditions throughout the demonstration.
The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is the only UAS in its class that is able to carry multiple sensors combined, enabling customers to gather images with an EO/IR camera, to detect and to identify electronic signatures with a ESM antenna and to use a Synthetic Aperture
Radar (SAR) in real-time with only one system.

Additionally the demonstration allowed RAN personnel to study the pre-flight, operation and post-flight procedures of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS.

Source: Schiebel Press Release.


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Brisbane Australia, 27 August 2014 – Unmanned Systems Australia announces that it has agreed with UVS to jointly market Maritime Unmanned Systems.  Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd is a UAS consulting and training services company that assist companies understand and enter the Unmanned Systems market.  The joint marketing of unmanned maritime systems is the first of many jointly marketed products by Unmanned Systems Australia designed to help companies market their products to a growing unmanned systems environment across various domains.

The Unmanned Systems market in Australia is experiencing a significant growth with over 130 certified commercial Unmanned Aerial operators in Australia.  The growth in the Australian market for unmanned systems has almost doubled since Jan 2014.

Unmanned Systems Australia and UVS believe that the combination of both airborne and maritime surface and sub-surface unmanned autonomous systems is a significant step forward in developing a combined maritime littoral autonomous unmanned system.

“Australia has one of the longest coastlines in the world, and significant environmental and natural resources in the waters off the coast of Australia.  Fisheries compliance, border security, coastal erosion, shark monitoring, water quality monitoring and hydrography can be greatly enhanced by the combination of both maritime and airborne systems working together” states Phil Swinsburg, Managing Director of Unmanned Systems Australia.

Phil Swinsburg says that “the joint marketing of unmanned maritime systems is the first step in a broadening number of solutions being offered to future clients.  We are also expanding our airborne unmanned system companies that we partner with to provide a turn-key package to meet a wide variety of precision agricultural, infrastructure monitoring, environmental monitoring and emergency response solutions.  We will assist companies in their approvals process with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and provide OEM training and in-country support”.

UVS provides an experienced unmanned maritime systems support capability in Australia through offices located in Newcastle, Melbourne and Perth. In the Defence market UVS supports the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet of six Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider vehicles and the REMUS Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (AUV) operated by DSTO and Navy. In Offshore Oil & Gas UVS has extensive experience in AUVs for survey applications and ROV support including specification and sale of subsea components such as cameras, sonars, lights and connectors. The UVS engineering capability is often used by customers for application engineering and for integration of new components and payloads into ROVs and AUVs.

The Liquid Robotics Wave Glider represents an innovative new capability for instrumenting the ocean. Powered by wave action alone, the Wave Glider is capable of autonomous operation for missions in the ocean of many months. Two Wave Glider vehicles have proven the endurance of the Wave Glider by completing a 9,000 nautical mile scientific journey across the Pacific Ocean to set a new world record for the longest distance travelled by an autonomous vehicle. Applications for Wave Gliders include Meteorological Data, Security and Border Patrol, Gateway for AUVs, Environmental and Geophysical monitoring.

Both Unmanned Systems Australia and UVS believe that the combination of aerial and maritime surface and sub-surface vessels working together unlocks a significant increase in potential for unmanned autonomous systems to support maritime applications.

About Unmanned Systems Australia:

Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd is a UAS Consulting Company with over 20 years’ experience in operating Unmanned Systems and has been focusing on the commercial and civil UAS marketplace since 2008.  Unmanned Systems Australia provides a turn-key solution through their UAS Business Solutions for companies and government agencies seeking to enter the unmanned market for commercial purposes.  A growing list of partnered aircraft companies provide a menu of systems available for selection tailored to the commercial market.  OEM training and after sales support is also provided.

Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd ABN: 48129675770, CASA UOC License number 1-11LN0P-01, CASA Safety Consultant License Number 06/829-26.

For more information see: www.unmannedsystemsaustralia.com.au

About UVS:

UVS Pty Ltd has a history of ocean engineering excellence which dates back to the early 1980s.  In Australia, UVS Pty Ltd is the exclusive representative for many of the world’s leading marine technology manufacturers. UVS capabilities are extremely comprehensive, specialising in sales, support and custom engineering to service clients in offshore oil & gas, naval defence, oceanography, hydrographic survey, underwater communications, geophysical exploration, autonomous and remotely operated vehicles and many other complex marine applications. UVS has always been at the forefront of introducing new and innovative technologies to the region and the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider is the latest example of this philosophy.

UVS Pty Ltd A.B.N 97 150 810 898

For More Information see: http://www.uvs.com.au/


Vienna, 5 June 2014 – Schiebel´s dedication to the maritime domain and its ability to respond to the evolving unmanned systems requirements lead to a series of trials for the Brazilian Navy from 2nd to 5th June near San Pedro, Brazil, 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 (Unmanned Air System), 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.

S-100 CAMCOPTER fitted with SELES ES PicoSAR, L3 Wescam MX-10 and AIS Receiver
S-100 CAMCOPTER fitted with SELES ES PicoSAR, L3 Wescam MX-10 and AIS Receiver

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.

The programme successfully demonstrated the CAMCOPTER® S-100 capability to meet the operational needs of Maritime Commanders in such complex, dynamic environments.

Source: Schiebel Press Release

About Schiebel:
Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group of companies focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defense and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support.  Since 2010 Schiebel offers the new division composite and is able to supply high-tech customers with this high-quality carbon fiber technology. All products are quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards. With headquarters in Vienna (Austria), Schiebel now maintains production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), and Abu Dhabi (UAE), as well as offices in Washington DC (USA), and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

S-100 CAMCOPTER with SAGE ESM fitted
S-100 CAMCOPTER with SAGE ESM fitted

About the CAMCOPTER® S-100:
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is a proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS needs no prepared area or supporting launch or recovery equipment. It operates in day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km, both on land and at sea. The S-100 navigates via preprogrammed GPS waypoints or is operated with a pilot control unit. Missions are planned and controlled via
a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. High definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. Using “fly-by-wire” technology controlled by a triple-redundant flight computer, the UAV can complete its mission automatically. Its carbon fiber and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 18,000 ft.  In its standard configuration, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 carries a 75 lbs/34 kg payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or heavy fuel.