Schiebel S-100 Deployed for River Pollution Crisis

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Deployed for River Pollution Crisis in Malaysia – link

Source: UAS Vision

Article Headlines

  • In March 2019 more than two tons of illegal chemical waste were dumped in the Kim Kim river, which is located near the largest industrial area in the South of Malaysia, Johor Malaysia
  • As a result, toxic fumes were released throughout the adjoining area affecting more than 6,000 people with many being hospitalized and numerous schools being closed
  • The Malaysia Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), in collaboration with Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), called for a first emergency disaster response to analyze and scan the polluted river and adjoining area
  • The CAMCOPTER S-100 was the UAS of choice and was deployed from March to September 2019 by MAF, supported by Schiebel’s partner Three Tis Group, to gain situational information of the affected area
  • The UAS was operated by day and night for a total of approximately 30 flight hours
  • The CAMCOPTER S-100 was equipped with FLIR Systems Star SAFIRE 380-HDc, which delivers stabilized multi-spectral imaging and intelligence functions

Overview & Comments

  • Schiebel had a busy 2019 – Part of their impressive record this year include:
  • Winning Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic
  • A contract to supply the S-100 to Thailand’s Navy
  • Extension of contract with EMSA for coast guard services in Croatia
  • Selected as part of Belgium’s MCMM project
  • Demonstrations were conducted in Rivers State Nigeria to a large European oil & gas corporation
  • In Finland a five-day trial was conducted to the Border and Coast Guard Division of the Finnish Border Guard
  • In France Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) procurement agency has qualified the integration of the S-100 on board the French Navy’s Mistral-class amphibious assault (LHD) ship Dixmude

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