Boeing conducted a demonstration in March to test the capability of the S-100 Camcopter unmanned air vehicle to resupply warfighters with small cargo packages as part of the U.S. Army's Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, FlightGlobal reported Tuesday.
Boeing performed the demo flights between March 2 and March 12 as part of the experiment, which was carried out by the Army's maneuver battle lab at Fort Benning in Georgia. The event was associated with the service's Future Vertical Lift modernization program.
The company said the UAV carried out 31 autonomous missions and transported 1,600 pounds of simulated ammunition and blood during the exercise.
Austria-based Schiebel Industries designed and developed the unmanned helicopter and signed a marketing contract with Boeing in 2009. Schiebel said the UAV has a maximum payload capacity of up to 50 kilograms.