South Korea to Deploy New Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft

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    SOUTH KOREA - 20 APRIL 2011

    Military and intelligence authorities have plans to enhance their monitoring of the North Korean military from the sky.

    Authorities have indicated that they will deploy two more unmanned surveillance planes to the region near the Yellow Sea border.

    A Defense Ministry official said that there is an unmanned reconnaissance plane that flies surveillance missions from an intelligence ship in that region, but it is impossible to operate it during poor weather conditions. The military intends to purchase two up-to-date, remote-controlled surveillance planes that can get the job done.

    The military’s model of choice is the CamCopter S-100 from Schiebel Corporation of Austria.

    The unmanned aerial vehicle is three-meters long and has a maximum speed of 240 kilometers per hour. It is capable of vertical takeoff and landing, and flying at an altitude of more than six kilometers for six hours.



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    Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)

    Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is a proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS needs no prepared area or supporting launch or recovery equipment. It operates day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond horizon capability out to 200 km, both on land and at sea.

    The S-100 navigates via pre-programmed GPS waypoints or is operated with a Pilot Control Unit. Missions are planned and controlled via simple point-and-click graphical user interface automatically.

    Its carbon fibre and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 18,000 ft and, in the standard AV configuration, carries a 75 lbs payload for over 6 hours.


    S-100 fitted with a Lightweight Multirole Missile
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    Source: Schiebel Corporation
     

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