Schiebel Pacific is reportedly scaling its business in preparation for Land 129 and Sea 129, hiring remote pilots and maintenance technicians and upgrading its facility.
The expansion comes after Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia teamed up for the Land 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Air System (TUAS) project for the Australian Army. Schiebel Pacific is also preparing for the upcoming Sea 129 Phase 5 program for the RAN.
Should the company secure the Land 129 Phase 3 TUAS contract, Schiebel says its Camcopter S-100 will be produced at the new Australian production facility, which is currently being established.
The company is also currently hiring remote pilots and maintenance technicians to better serve existing and future customers’ needs, including an in-country sovereign Australian training capability to deliver tailored training solutions for the ADF.
Schiebel is currently under contract with the RAN, which operates several systems at 822X Squadron, Nowra.
“We are growing our footprint in Australia as we’re confident that the demand for our Camcopter S-100 will continuously grow,” Andrew Watson, General Manager at Schiebel Pacific said. “We are increasing our network of local SMEs to make sure we are aligned with the Australian government’s policies on Australian industry content.”