Schiebel has won a competitive tender to supply its Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopter system to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).
This is Schiebel’s first contract with the RTN and was won following an extensive competitive tender process
The contract was signed by Schiebel’s CEO Hannes Hecher and Admiral Prachachart Sirisawat, Director General Naval Acquisition Management Office of the Royal Thai Navy, and authorized by Commander In Chief of Royal Thai Navy Headquarters in Bangkok.
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 will be deployed in 2020 to the Pakphanang District, in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat in Thailand and on the RTN frigate fleet to deliver land and sea-based Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
This is the first time the RTN will be using Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) for maritime operations.
To ensure a smooth transition into service and to provide commercial offset, Schiebel has partnered with MoraThai Defence Company Limited of Bangkok.
“With the Royal Thai Navy, we have another major maritime contract to add to our growing list of customers. Our CAMCOPTER® S-100 is recognised for being a reliable and proven UAS, especially at sea, which is why we outpaced all other UAS suppliers in the competitive tender process,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.