UAE military to deploy new drone Camcopters

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 25 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (Adasi), yesterday announced that it has signed an Dh234 million contract to supply the new Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to the UAE Armed Forces.

Ali Al Yafei, CEO of Adasi, made the announcement on the sidelines of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference, UMEX 2020, that is underway at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre until 25th February.

Building on Adasi’s longstanding relationship with the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces, the new synergy will see the drone be used across a wide range of military applications, such as intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance, target acquisition, naval support and border patrol. The unmanned system can also track moving targets and be deployed for emergency response.

The scope of the contract includes a follow-on provision of integrated logistics, engineering and technical support as well as training.

Among its significant strengths, the Camcopter S-100 boasts reliable performance, long operational ranges, accurate navigation and high-data-rate communications. Featuring platform and payload growth capabilities, the UAV has been widely used around the globe in a variety of environments. The multi-functional S-100 enhances military capability and provides an intelligent and flexible solution for a wide range of missions.

Adasi is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster within Edge, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond that was inaugurated in November 2019.

Dubai Gazette