Boeing, Schiebel Industries Partner on UAV Deal

By Tish Drake | August 12, 2009
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Boeing on Tuesday signed a teaming agreement with Schiebel Industries AG of Austria to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel's S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial vehicle. "This teaming agreement allows us to offer another quality unmanned airborne platform to customers who depend on the intelligence these aircraft can provide," said Vic Sweberg, director of Boeing Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS). "It will further enable our new division to deliver innovative solutions tailored to our customers' needs and budgets." Boeing's UAS division includes the A160T Hummingbird, ScanEagle, SolarEagle and MQ-X. The S-100 is an autonomous helicopter that uses vertical takeoff and landing technology. It can be programmed to fly autonomous missions via a point-and-click computer software interface, or be directed manually with a joystick, Boeing said. Its data link range extends up to 120 miles, with a service ceiling of 18,000 feet.

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