Cam­copter S-100 demon­strates ca­pa­bil­i­ties at LIMA


The Langkawi In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime and Aero­space (LIMA) ex­hi­bi­tion saw demon­stra­tions of the Schiebel Cam­copter S-100 un­manned air sys­tem (UAS). Schiebel’s sec­ond at­ten­dance at the LIMA ex­hi­bi­tion in co­op­er­a­tion with Alaf Strategi un­der­lines the strong in­ter­est for the Cam­copter S-100 in the re­gion. In June 2012, the S-100 suc­cess­fully com­pleted a se­ries of de­mand­ing tri­als for the Malaysian armed forces and the Malaysian Mar­itime En­force­ment Agency (MMEA) rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Op­er­ated by Alaf Strategi per­son­nel, the S-100 flew from a makeshift he­li­pad at the beach var­i­ous mis­sions out to 30 nm in Teluk Batik, Malaysia. Sev­eral mar­itime ISR mis­sions were per­formed by day and night, in­clud­ing a mis­sion to iden­tify and track sev­eral fast-mov­ing MMEA ves­sels.

Although S-100 is tested on three oceans of the world, on 14 dif­fer­ent classes of ves­sels, each trial is a unique and chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Hun­dreds of take­offs and land­ings, rel­a­tive wind speeds up to 40 knots, hov­er­ing close above the heli­copter deck and au­to­mat­i­cally fol­low­ing the ship’s move­ments, with a sub­se­quent smooth touch down and proven au­to­matic deck­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, are just a few of the out­stand­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Cam­copter S-100.

“Op­er­at­ing as part of ei­ther sin­gle ship or task force op­er­a­tions, the S-100 is a true force mul­ti­plier.” said Hans Ge­org Schiebel, Chair­man of the Schiebel Group. “It ex­pands the area of in­flu­ence, provid- ing high-def­i­ni­tion ob­ser­va­tion, al­low­ing com­man­ders in­creased de­ci­sion times for counter ac­tion and tar­get en­gage­ment. Close col­lab­o­ra­tion of mar­itime pa­trol and un­manned air sys­tems to­gether with satel­lites, radar- and sen­sor sys­tems en­sure se­cure traf­fic across oceans, prevent­ing ag­gres­sion, de­tect­ing piracy, se­cur­ing coast­lines and pro­tect­ing pipe­lines.”

We are con­vinced that the world­wide proven Cam­copter S-100 UAS rep­re­sents the per­fect as­set for any sur­veil­lance mis­sion. The se­ries of re­gional tri­als con­ducted by Alaf Strategi per­son­nel were suc­cess­ful and gen­er­ated a lot of in­ter­est, not only in Malaysia. Our goal is to es­tab­lish the S-100 as the lead­ing UAS in Malaysia and be­yond,” com­mented Zainal Ashraf Awal, CEO of Alaf Strategi Sdn. Bhd.

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