Wescam Provides a New EO/IR Payload for the Camcopter

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S-100 Camcopter Vertical take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) equipped with L3's Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. Photo: Schiebel Group

Schiebel and L3 have tested the S-100 Camcopter Vertical take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) equipped with L3’s Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. The first flight was performed in Austria. According to Paul Jennison, Vice President Business Development, L-3 Wescam, the MX-10 offers an integrated vibration mounts allowing for even more compact integration into an ‘all-in-one’ design.

S-100 Camcopter Vertical take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) equipped with L3's Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. Photo: Schiebel Group
Sofar the standard EO/IR payload of the S-100 was the IAI/Tamam POP system. Photo: Schiebel Group

 

“Adding sensors like MX-10 with outstanding stabilization and HD capability will further increase UAV utility.” Jennison added.

Schiebel offers the S-100 as a versatile multi-mission platform. This Psychological Warfare configuration includes an EO/IR payload for situational awareness, public address (loudspeakers) and remotely controlled magazine for dropping leaflets on demand. Photo: Schiebel Group

According to Neil Hunter, Sales Director, Schiebel, the CAMCOPTER S-100 is generating a great deal of interest around the world and we see the addition of the MX-10 as another high-performing payload for our customers to choose from. Standard EO/IR payloads for the Camcopter were versions of the lightweight, modular POP-300 family, developed by IAI/Tamam.

The introduction of an alternative non-Israeli EO/IR payload will improve Schiebel’s access to inaccessible for the Israeli product. However, being a U.S. company, L-3 will also be limited by self imposed International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) limiting the marketing of certain technologies to non U.S. customers.


Camcopter S-100 flys with the Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. Photo Schiebel group