#thenewscompany : Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard both day and night delivering enhanced maritime situational awareness for an array of operational tasks, through a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Currently deployed from the patrol vessel ICGV Thor and from ICGV Freyja, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) is operated by Schiebel.
The CAMCOPTER® S-100 gives the Icelandic Coast Guard the possibility of gaining better
coverage of its large Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The main task is being able to
identify vessels and activities of interest at a much greater range than normal, thereby
substantially extending the ship’s situational awareness. The activities include fisheries
inspection and control, maritime safety, ship and port security, environmental
protection and response, as well as supporting Search and Rescue (SAR) when
The S-100 executes these various tasks equipped with a Trakka TC-300 (and in future
with an MX-10 Gen-4) Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an
Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch wide area camera, a Becker Avionics BD406
Emergency Beacon Locator and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.
Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “This operation is
delivered as part of our ongoing service contracts with EMSA. It is great to witness that
ever more European maritime authorities are making use of the exceptional
capabilities of the S-100. Especially in the maritime domain, the CAMCOPTER® S-100
is demonstrating its solid level of performance and experience.”
Founded in 1951 in Vienna, the globally operating Schiebel Group focuses on the development, design
and production of the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Certified to
meet AS/EN 9100 standards, Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing high-tech
military, commercial and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service
and support. Schiebel has facilities in Vienna and Wiener Neustadt (Austria), Manassas, VA (USA), Abu
Dhabi (UAE), and Shoalhaven (Australia).
About the CAMCOPTER® S-100:
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is an operationally proven capability for
military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS requires no prepared
area or supporting equipment to enable launch and recovery. It operates by day and by night, under
adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km / 108 nm, over land and sea. Its carbon fiber and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance
combinations up to a service ceiling of 5,500 m / 18,000 ft. In a typical configuration, the
CAMCOPTER® S-100 carries a 34-kg / 75-lbs payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or
JP-5 heavy fuel. High-definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. In
addition to its standard GPS waypoint or manual navigation, the S-100 can successfully operate in
environments where GPS is not available, with missions planned and controlled via a simple point-andclick graphical user interface. The high-tech unmanned helicopter is backed by Schiebel’s excellent
customer support and training services.