SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Vem Technologies has joined hands with Austrian company Schiebel to manufacture Camcopter S-100 rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in India. idrw.org has been told that Company plans to take the indigenous route for the manufacturing of the S-100 as mandated by the Ministry of Defence and has claimed it will have more than 60% locally sourced materials.
S-100 production in India will start in the next six months from now at a low scale rate but the rate of production will pick up in the next 12 months claimed company officials to idrw.org.
S-100 can operate from any ship with a small helicopter landing deck or suitable space, even in challenging weather, and has been offered to the Indian Navy in past. The company plans to offer S-100 to the Indian Navy under its tender for the Naval Ship-borne Unmanned Aerial System (NSUAS) Programme. S-100 is already in service with UK Coast Guard, Royal Thai Navy, French Navy, and Indonesian Navy.
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