15 Nov 10. The Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has supported the provision of security at the fifth meeting of the G-20 Heads of Government in Seoul, South Korea during the period 11-12
November 2010. It is testament to the CAMCOPTER® S-100 s outstanding capabilities as a proven VTOL surveillance platform, that it was the only UAS to be entrusted with providing security support for the world s top twenty Leaders which reflects the absolute trust placed in this highly effective and capable system. The Schiebel team was requested to assist in the provision of surveillance for the G20 by the top security board within South Korea and the UAS was supported by a small team of Schiebel personnel, which demonstrates its agile and minimal logistic footprint.
During the summit, a number of sorties were flown amidst the very tight security surrounding the G-20 and the CAMCOPTER® S-100 performed perfectly throughout, integrating seamlessly with the multi-facetted surveillance layers employed by the security services. When not airborne, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 maintained a stand-by posture throughout the conference, reflecting its fast and flexible ability to provide accurate and effective surveillance wherever and whenever needed.
05 Nov 10. Rafael launches larger Protector USV. Rafael displayed an 11 m version of its Protector unmanned surface vessel (USV) at the Euronaval trade show in Paris in late October. The increased size of the new version offers a larger payload capacity, better seakeeping and the fitting of two engines and propulsors for increased manoeuvrability and redundancy. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
05 Nov 10. Diehl submits bid for German harbour inspection AUV. Diehl BGT Defence has delivered a modified version of the DAVID autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to the German Ministry of Defence’s WTD 71 Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons ahead of customer evaluations at the end of 2010, Jane’s has learnt. The handover, which took place in August, was in response to a German Navy requirement for a medium-sized (around 300 kg) harbour inspection AUV and Jane’s understands that Diehl is competing with Atlas Elektronik’s SeaWolf and Hydroid’s Remus 600 in this competition. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)