Schiebel Group Pacific has been awarded a three year contract extension in recognition of the S-100 Camcopter’s successful introduction into service with the Royal Australian Navy, according to the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. The S-100 Camcopter unmanned aircraft system improves situational awareness across Australia’s vast maritime operating environment, and will become an increasingly important component of ADF operations at sea in modern maritime warfare.

As part of the contract, Schiebel Pacific will develop a sovereign Australian training capability for the platform and provide field support services and logistics elements.

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) purchases and maintains military equipment and supplies in the quantities and to the service levels that are required by Defence and approved by Government. CASG manages nationally significant projects that are un-paralleled in their size, cost, timescale, risk profile and level of technological complexity our core business is to deliver cutting edge capabilities to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Last year Schiebel Pacific announced it is scaling up its business in preparation for Land129 and Sea129. The company is hiring remote pilots and maintenance technicians and upgrading its facility. The expansion comes after Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia teamed up for the LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Air System (TUAS) project for the Australian Army. Additionally, Schiebel Pacific is ramping up in preparation for the upcoming SEA129 Phase 5 for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The company said it was  hiring remote pilots and maintenance technicians to better serve existing and future customers’ needs. One defined goal is to establish an in-country sovereign Australian training capability to deliver tailored training solutions for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) requirements at land and sea.


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