The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Schiebel with a three-year extension contract for the sustainment of its Camcopter S-100. The extension allows the RAN to continue to experiment and develop knowledge using the S-100.
After winning the RAN contract back in 2016, Schiebel has built on its initial acquisition contract resulting in this substantial extension. The contract includes field support services, engineering and logistics elements, as well as the creation of a sovereign Australian Camcopter S-100 training capability delivered by Schiebel Pacific.
“For Schiebel Pacific the contract extension secures existing Australian jobs and will create further positions for Australian Unmanned Air System (UAS) experts," Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said. "We are immensely proud that we were able to convince with our Camcopter S-100."
The RAN currently operates several Schiebel systems at 822X Squadron, Nowra.
The Camcopter S-100 holds an impressive track record of supporting naval customers, with missions successfully completed on over 40 different ships on all the world’s oceans.