Schiebel Aircraft GmbH and Wescam L-3Communications are delighted to announce the first flight of a CAMCOPTER®S-100 UAV with the Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload installed. This adds another
sensor capability to the successful and proven CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System).
After just a few days of installation and integration activities of a joint L-3 Wescam
Schiebel team, the MX-10 flew successfully at a test range near the Schiebel production
facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The trial focused on the advanced EO/IR capabilities
of the MX-10 and enabled detailed observation of the surrounding area. The MX-10 was
controlled via the datalink with real-time live imagery transmitted successfully back to the
ground control station.
“UAVs are taking on more demanding roles as their maturity increases , said Paul
Jennison, Vice President Business Development, L-3 Wescam and adding sensors like
MX-10 with outstanding stabilization and HD capability will further increase their utility.
We are really pleased to have achieved this milestone with Schiebel, as the
CAMCOPTER® S-100 is clearly a leader in this class of tactical UAVs .
The MX-10 is a radically different EO/IR sensor with the benefits of an all-in-one design
and integrated vibration mounts allowing for even more compact integration, and
consequently provides excellent results. said 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