The Kachin Post / August 6, 2019
United States based Kachin Alliance, a Kachin lobby group, urged European Union (E.U) to investigate Austria based company Schiebel to stop selling drones to Burma Army.
“We strongly urged the E.U to immediately investigate Schiebel sale of Camcopter S-100 to Myanmar.” said in the statement released by Kachin Alliance. “Reprimand Schiebel’s if they have breached E.U armed embargo.”
In early of August 2019, Burma Army reportedly confirmed the procurement of Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). However, Schiebel claimed that the Camcopter were used for civilians in mining, forestry and infrastructure developments.
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is reportedly used by Burma Army and Navy. It is also reportedly used Burma Army’s special military operation in Kachin and Shan States of Norther Burma.
Kachin Alliance also request E.U to establish preventive measure to block future flows of arms and advance technology to Burma Army, infamous in committing war crimes and genocide during the military operation against insurgents groups along the frontier regions.
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is capable of using in military and civilian applications with the ability of vertical takeoff and landing without prepared area or support launch. The Camcopter is able to operate day and night under adverse weather conditions with a range of 200 kilometres, both on land and at sea.