Schiebel and IAI to demonstrate Camcopter HR interception and geolocation capability

Schiebel and IAI to demonstrate Camcopter HR interception and geolocation capability

18-Jun-2015 Source: Schiebel

Schiebel and Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) subsidiary ELTA Systems Ltd., are preparing to demonstrate the ELK-7065 3D High Frequency (HF) Band COMINT interception and geo-location system installed on the Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) during Q3 2015. The ELK-7065 3D HF COMINT provides quick labelling and identification of HF signals, creating a reliable Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) picture and accurate geolocation. The revolutionary HF airborne antenna configuration, measuring merely 30 by 50 centimetres, is optimally suited for the CAMCOPTER®. The patented compact HF system is currently going through installation phases.

HF communications play an increasingly significant role for military, para-military and civilian applications. Beyond Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) communications are achieved today through HF radios without the need of using expensive satellite communication, and risk of being intercepted through SATCOM communication servers. Whether using sky wave propagation or a close range network utilizing ground waves, HF communication is proving to be a practical solution in growing use by contraband smugglers, pirates and terrorists. This fast growing use of HF communication has created increasing interest for HF intelligence systems.

Chris Day, Head of Capability Engineering at Schiebel commented „The ELK-7065 3D HF COMINT SENSOR integrated with the CAMCOPTER® S-100 system offers a unique, highly flexible capability, able to deliver time critical intelligence in the most complex operational environments.”

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 is a proven capability for military and civilian applications with more than 200 systems in operational use worldwide. It operates in day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km, both on land and at sea.

Installed on the S-100 UAS, with automatic shipborne vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability, the ELK-7065 3D HF COMINT SENSOR can operate autonomously or as part of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) networks in joint operations.

“This pioneering product has been unveiled in the 2013 Paris Air Show and aroused keen interest from multiple customers around the world”, said Mr. Nissim Hadas, IAI Executive VP & ELTA President, “we are pleased to cooperate with an outstanding UAS company such as Schiebel and intend to offer this capability to current and future customers of the
UAS for maritime and other applications”.

You are welcome to meet us at the Austrian Pavilion, Hall 4, Booth No. B-25 in Le Bourget at the Paris Air Show 2015.

About Schiebel:

Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defense and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. Since 2010 Schiebel offers the new division composite and is able to supply high-tech customers with this high-quality carbon fiber technology. All products are quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards.

Israel Aerospace Industries:

IAI Ltd. is Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company and a globally recognized technology and innovation leader, specializing in developing and manufacturing advanced, state-of-the-art systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber and homeland security. Since 1953, the company has provided advanced technology solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide including: satellites, unmanned and robotic systems, radars, C4ISR and more. IAI also designs and manufactures business jets and aero structures, performs overhaul and maintenance on commercial aircraft and converts passenger aircraft to refueling and cargo configurations.

About the CAMCOPTER® S-100:

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air 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 in day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km, both on land and at sea. The S-100 navigates via preprogrammed GPS waypoints or is operated with a pilot control unit. Missions are planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. High definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. Using “fly-by-wire” technology controlled by a triple-redundant flight computer, the UAV can complete its mission automatically. Its carbon fiber and titanium fuselage provides capacity for
a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 18,000 ft. In its standard configuration, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 carries a 75 lbs/34 kg payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or heavy fuel.

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