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Vietnamese Navy negotiate with the company "Shibel" on the purchase of the UAV S-100 "Kamkopter"

Vietnamese Navy negotiate with the company "Shibel" on the purchase of the UAV S-100 "Kamkopter"

As it became known during the Singapore Airshow-2014 air show, the Austrian company Shibel (Schiebel) is conducting negotiations with the Vietnamese Navy Command on the supply of the Kamkopter helicopter type S-100.

According to Jane's Differences Weekly, referring to Andrew Byrne, Regional Sales Director for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Byrne, the company informed Vietnam about the capabilities of the S-100 UAV and plans to hold a demonstration of the UAV in several Asian countries.

According to E. Birn, information on the S-100 UAV has been transmitted to all potential customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have already shown interest in the platform.

Australia and New Zealand also rated the system. In particular, representatives of the New Zealand Navy took part in a UAV demonstration for the New Zealand energy company Transpower (Transpower) in September 2013.

In case of purchase by Vietnam, S-100 UAVs will be placed on board two new Sigma-class corvettes (Type-9814) ordered by the country's Navy from Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS).

In August, 2013, the DSNS, confirmed the sale of ships to Vietnam. Earlier, Shibel conducted negotiations with DSNS on the integration of Kamkopter systems aboard these two corvettes during their construction.

Vietnam in the region of Southeast Asia became the second customer of Sigma corvettes after Indonesia.

Presented at the Singapore Air Show, the S-100 UAV is equipped with the MX-10 M-3 Veskam multi-sensor optoelectronic reconnaissance station (L-3 Wescam), an unknown radio transmitter system, PicoSAR radar.

According to the company, the range of the S-100 UAV is 200 km, the detection range of standard targets is 40 km at an altitude of 2000 m.

The company also developed the S-200 BLA project, which is three times the size of the S-100. At the moment, the construction of the prototype apparatus has not been completed.
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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 12 February 2014 15: 19
    Something a lot of news about the procurement of Vietnam ...
  2. Duke
    Duke 12 February 2014 15: 46
    I wonder what their defense budget is?
    1. Saburo
      Saburo 12 February 2014 16: 30
      According to SIPRI for 2012, Vietnam spends more than $ 3 billion on defense, more than Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, but less than Ukraine. This is the 49th place in the list of countries for military spending.
      1. Patton5
        Patton5 12 February 2014 18: 19
        No, Ukraine has a defense budget of almost half!
      2. alone
        alone 12 February 2014 19: 50
        Quote: Saburo
        According to SIPRI for 2012, Vietnam spends more than $ 3 billion on defense, more than Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, but less than Ukraine. This is the 49th place in the list of countries for military spending.

        Sipri is wrong. Vietnam just spends more on defense than Ukraine and Kazakhstan. But Azerbaijan has a larger defense budget.
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 12 February 2014 17: 48
      Vietnamese under 100 million. Plowing is not worse than the Chinese. They can make a decent budget for themselves. And the most interesting of them became more even after the war with the Americans than before it began.
  3. mabuta
    mabuta 12 February 2014 15: 56
    Maybe the Vietnamese think that the Israelis, like the Russians, will forgive them all their debts and arm them for free. But in my opinion this is out of the realm of fantasy. Well, well, let's see what happens.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 12 February 2014 16: 30
      Actually, the UAV is Austrian and at the moment one of the best in the world. Vietnam is now a promising market, for which there are even a lot of people, including the United States, on loans.
  4. fzr1000
    fzr1000 12 February 2014 16: 30
    We need to hurry up here, as with the Apaches in Iraq, and buy a couple from the Viet Cong.
    1. Windbreak
      Windbreak 12 February 2014 17: 02
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 12 February 2014 17: 17
      What for? It has been officially purchased from us, and is being used in full by the FSB border service. Plus its horizon builds

      By the way, regular carriers PSKR 22460.
  5. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you 12 February 2014 17: 21
    We need to buy at least one Israeli UAV, the latest generation! It was shown at an exhibition in Indonesia ...
  6. propolsky
    propolsky 12 February 2014 20: 05
    It seems that today UAVs in the armed forces are already more a sign of solidity than the level of development of weapons. Well, like a good car, a model wife, or a small sheared dog. And why ass harmony?
  7. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 12 February 2014 22: 08
    Well, Vietnam is actively purchasing weapons.
    So in Poland in 2005, 480 T-72 tanks were purchased; in addition, Vietnam purchased 11 light transport aircraft M28 Skytruck (analogue of An-28).

    A rifle for the Marine Corps is being purchased in Israel: Tavor TAR-21, Galatz sniper rifle and Ramta RBY Mk.1 light armored vehicles
    In the Netherlands, two corvettes SIGMA 9814 were ordered (in the designation of the project, the number "98" means the length of the ship in meters, and "14" - the width), worth 500 million euros. The ships will be equipped with modern western weapons, and Thales Nederland will supply electronic weapons. The construction of one ship, presumably, will be carried out at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, and the second corvette, apparently, should be assembled in Vietnam at one of the Damen enterprises. The Damen Group is now playing a key role in the development of Vietnamese shipbuilding through joint ventures in six Vietnamese shipyards, including the major Damen Song Cam Shipyard under construction in Haiphong. In total, it is planned to order 4 frigates of this type.

    Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile systems and VL MICA ship-borne anti-aircraft missile systems were ordered for these corvettes in France.
    Weapons are purchased even from a former enemy of the United States: According to Jane's Defense Weekly, the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is expected to formally request the US government to acquire six base Lockheed P-3 Orion patrol aircraft from storage. Prior to that, Vietnam purchased 6 DHC-6 Twin Otter patrol aircraft from Canada
    Ukraine also participates in military-technical cooperation with Vietnam: the project of the Vietnamese artillery boat TT400TR (the lead boat - built in Vietnam HQ-272) was developed in Nikolaev under the code "Lan". Before the construction of the HQ-272 boat for the Vietnamese Navy, at the same Vietnamese enterprise Hong Ha in Haiphong, three boats were built according to the same project, but with weakened weapons (two 25-mm coaxial 2M-3M artillery mounts) for the Vietnamese coast guard ( naval police). The project was implemented in Vietnam with the mediation of Ukrinmash. Vietnamese boats are also equipped with the Kaskad radar system with the Delta-M radar.

    Built for the Vietnamese Navy, the artillery boat HQ-272 of the TT400TP project under test, 2011 year
    In 2009, a contract was signed with EADS Eurocopter for the supply of several EC225 and EC155 helicopters for the Vietnamese Navy; In the summer of 2008, a contract was signed with EADS for the supply of three C-212-400 base patrol aircraft. Vietnam has previously purchased 6 light SA-365N2 Dauphin helicopters and 8 AS-332L2 Super Puma transport helicopters and 2 helicopter patrol helicopters for the EC225 Super Puma Navy.

    The first Vietnamese C-212-400 at the factory airfield in Seville on July 27 2011 of the year