Successful flights for Thales I-master on Camcopter S-100
Thales’ I-Master radar system has successfully completed flight trials onboard a Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS (unmanned air system). The flight trials on Camcopter S-100 took place recently at the Schiebel test facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The flights, each lasting several hours, successfully proved both sensor performance and the stability of data transfer between radar operator and the airborne I-Master.
I-Master is a high-performance radar, providing ground moving target indication (GMTI) and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) capability for all-weather surveillance, detec- tion and recognition of targets over large areas at long stand-off ranges. Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 is capable of carrying a wide range of sensors for military and civilian applications.
Eddie Awang, Vice President of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Thales UK, said, “This trial, conducted in partnership with Schiebel, provided excellent GMTI and SAR results. It shows that I-Master can operate successfully on this VTOL UAV, meeting the specific challenges of unmanned platforms without interference or operational impact.Whether installed alone or to complement electro-optical/infrared sensors, I-Master greatly improves the effectiveness of any surveillance scenario.