Austria delivers aircraft to Jordan

Feb. 22, 2011 at 7:32 AM

VIENNA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Jordan has taken delivery of two vertical takeoff/vertical landing unmanned aerial vehicles from Austria's Schiebel Group.

The two Camcopter S-100s, which will be part of a Jordanian reconnaissance squadron, were ordered in a contract awarded Schiebel in July last year by the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau, a military-civilian agency of the Jordanian armed forces.

"We are extremely proud that our system was selected by KADDB and are looking forward to supporting this new customer as they begin to utilize this unique and proven UAS capability," said Hans Georg Schiebel, owner and chairman of the company.

"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."

The vehicles are being equipped with L-3 Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payloads, offering a new dimension in reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence capability.

Under the terms of the contract, Schiebel will also provide in-country technical support, maintenance and operator and maintainer training.

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