Schiebel has completed a series of flight trials using its small, Camcopter S-100 helicopter unmanned aircraft on a German navy K130 corvette. Germany has been trying for years to acquire a vertical-takeoff-and-landing UAV for its ships. The Camcopter trials were intended to define a concept of operations for a VTUAV. Austria-based Schiebel notes that India, Pakistan and Spain have already assessed the Camcopter in a shipborne environment. In Germany, the trials involved three one-week ...

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