UAS market leader Schiebel has been awarded its second contract in just three years by the Royal Thai Navy, signed with Lt. General Apichai Sompolkrang, Director of the Naval Acquisition Management Office in Bangkok. RTN Programme Director, Captain Anurat Siriwong, witnessed the contract signature.
The contract will be completed before the end of 2022 and the RTN will deploy the CAMCOPTER® S-100 systems for land and sea-based Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. Schiebel won its first contract with the RTN in 2019 and those helicopters are fully operational in Thailand.
“We are proud to win this very important follow-on contract with RTN. Having successfully delivered the first CAMCOPTER® S-100 system on time and on budget, we continue to prove the system’s outstanding maritime and ISR capabilities. This additional contract is evidence of trust in Schiebel by the RTN and its plans for the S-100 to be part of their long-term UAS strategy. This is very exciting for us. We are the only rotary UAS of its class with hundreds of thousands of flight hours and our experience speaks for itself,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.