Yemeni Military media of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees published on Friday scenes of the wreckage of the ” Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100″ reconnaissance combat aircraft belonging to the US-Saudi forces, which was shot down in the skies of Ras Issa, Hodeidah province. The Armed Forces spokesman announced on Thursday that Yemeni Air Defenses were able to down a reconnaissance drone of the US-Saudi forces in Hodeidah.
Serving in the UAE, as well as in China, Germany, Jordan, France, the United States, Egypt, Italy, Libya, and Russia (under license.) The drone flies vertically and lands as well, eliminating the need for special equipment and preparations at launch sites, fully pre-programmed while allowing the aircraft to fly in self-control mode or by pilot manually.
All this via the VTOL system which provides coupled with landing, takeoff and flight it reduces the need for operator training. The S-100 navigates automatically via pre-programmed GPS waypoints or can be operated directly with a pilot control unit.
The price of an S-100 Air vehicle alone is US$400,000 and the fuel system price including two air vehicles, the control station, payload, ground equipment, training, and logistics package will cost around US$2 million.