Schiebel Camcopter S-100 heading towards MUM-T operations
Schiebel and Patria have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system (UAS).
The two European companies’ joint effort is the first step of an ongoing programme of work examining how the Camcopter S-100 can be deployed to directly support manned helicopter operations.
Patria’s CANDL provides a solid backbone to explore the benefits of Manned-UnManned Teaming (MUM-T) operations, where the combined strengths of each air asset can be optimised to increase overall situational awareness and enhance decision making.
As Schiebel’s Chief Technical Officer Chris Day points out, “Using the unmanned element of a MUM-T operation to provide both the forward and higher altitude view will help to keep pilots and the manned assets safe as well as improve overall mission effectiveness.”