Boeing, Schiebel to pursue UAV opportunities

  • 14-Aug-2009 01:46 EDT

Schiebel Industries and Boeing signed an agreement to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100, a compact UAV designed for use with a variety of payloads.

The Boeing Co. and Schiebel Industries AG of Austria have signed a teaming agreement to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel's S-100 Camcopter. The S-100 is a compact UAV that provides a platform for a wide variety of payloads, including a stabilized video system for surveillance and reconnaissance. The S-100, which uses vertical takeoff and landing technology, can be programmed to fly autonomous missions via a point-and-click computer software interface, or be directed manually with a joystick. It also can operate under adverse weather conditions and beyond line-of-sight on land and at sea. Its data link range extends up to 200 km, with a service ceiling of 18,000 ft.

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