Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April.

According to a social media post by Ukraine Air Assault Forces Command on April 19, two “regular Russian UAVs”, including a “Horizon Air S-100” UAS and “Orlan-10” fixed-wing platform, were shot down by special forces units. The post stated that the UAS were shot down using US-supplied Stinger and UK-supplied Starstreak man-portable air defence systems.

Not S-100
Ukrainian forces claimed on April 19 that its forces had destroyed a Horizon S-100 rotary-wing UAS operated by Russian forces, although manufacturer Schiebel has said its platforms are not used by the Russian military. Ukraine Air Assault Forces Command

Figures from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence on April 20, in its daily update of incidents from the proceeding 24-hour period, said from 0600hrs on April 19 to 0600hrs on April 20 “six UAVs of various types” were shot down by Ukrainian forces.

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