Vienna, 20 February 2011
Following contract award in July 2010, Schiebel is
pleased to announce delivery of two CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems
(UAS) to the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of Jordan.
The UAS will form a key part of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) Reconnaissance
Squadron, as KADDB is an independent Governmental military-civilian agency existing within the JAF tasked with operating to best commercial practices with predetermined performance targets.
The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was chosen following a comprehensive evaluation process by
KADDB on behalf of the Jordan Armed Forces and the Royal Jordanian Air Force to
ensure it could meet all of their demanding mission requirements. The unrivalled
helicopter UAS will be primarily used for surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance
missions, as all will be equipped with L-3 Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payloads, offering a new
dimension in capability for the Jordanian Armed Forces. Under the terms of the contract,
Schiebel will also provide in-country technical support, maintenance and operator and
We are extremely proud that our system was selected by KADDB and are looking
forward to supporting this new customer as they begin to utilise this unique and proven
UAS capability. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is an ideal solution for the Jordanian
requirements, delivering real-time information 24/7. said Company owner and Chairman,
Mr. Hans Georg Schiebel. In a world where the need for maximum security is
paramount, I believe the Schiebel UAS can combat the many diverse challenges and
dangers existing, by delivering immediate information of a very high resolution to those
that need it most, the decision makers on the ground.
KADDB s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Shadi Ramzi Majali, added that KADDB has lead
the coordination between the Jordan Armed Forces and the Royal Jordanian Air Force
with Schiebel to translate the operational requirements into technical specifications and
evaluate the different systems capabilities to meet the Jordanian intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance requirements .