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Camcopter S-100 UAV completes integration on board French LHD

15 November 2019
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France's Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) procurement agency has qualified the integration of Schiebel's S-100 Camcopter rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) on board the French Navy's Mistral-class amphibious assault (LHD) ship Dixmude .

The S-100 UAV is now fully integrated into the ship's combat management system (CMS), the DGA announced on 13 November. Modifications to the amphibious helicopter carrier include installation of new antennas and wiring for the UAS control system, the establishment of a UAS maintenance space in the hangar, and a dedicated fuelling station for the S-100 on the flight deck.

In addition, a dedicated work station has been set up in the ship's combat information centre. Images captured by the S-100's MX-10 sensor can now be displayed on various screens in different parts of the vessel.

The S-100 operating from Mistral-class LHDs will constitute a new operational capability for the French Navy. (DGA)The S-100 operating from Mistral-class LHDs will constitute a new operational capability for the French Navy. (DGA)

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