Schiebel conducted trials of its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) for a European oil and gas corporation in Rivers State, Nigeria, from 27 to 30 January 2019.
The international oil and gas industry has shown increasing interest in employing UAS to effectively monitor and control oil and gas infrastructure, both onshore and offshore.
Therefore, the latest flight trials with the Camcopter S-100 around the coast of Rivers State were designed to further investigate the implementation and potential advantages of UAS technology.
Representatives of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Navy, the Nigerian Army, Kongsberg Geospatial and local UAS service provider Aerial Robotix, among others, attended the event.
The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Camcopter S-100 UAS is suitable for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions in an oil and gas production environment.
The S-100 successfully completed a number of day and night flights monitoring pipeline Rights-of-Way (ROW), inspecting oil and gas wellheads/facilities and performing first-line maintenance checks, including detection of leaks and fluid levels of storage tanks.
The CAMCOPTER was also able to detect various third party illegal activities on the client’s pipeline ROW. Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS UAS situational awareness application supported the safe conduct of this Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operation.
Schiebel, in cooperation with ELTA Systems and Overwatch Imaging, integrated two new payloads for Australian Army exercise. The Australian Army conducted a two-week activity with the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) to gain further insights into future capabilities and payloads in support of Project Land 129-3, the company said in a statement Thursday
Schiebel has won a maritime surveillance service provision contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to supply Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services. The UAVs will be equipped with L3 Wescam MX-10 Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch payload and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver, Schiebel said in a statement Thursday
Schiebel has demonstrated search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities of the Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) to the Belgian Navy. Schiebels trials for the Belgian Navy aimed at building a knowledge base and developing a concept of operations for the use of UAS in support of search and rescue (SAR) as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Schiebel and Overwatch Imaging successfully integrated PT8 Oceanwatch, a small target detection payload, on the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The PT-8 Oceanwatch delivers an image-based wide area maritime search capability that extends the coverage area and makes the CAMCOPTER S-100 a naval patrol solution, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Schiebel has won a contract to supply Camcopter S-100 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). Following an extensive competitive tender process, Schiebel was awarded its first contract with the RTN, which was signed by Schiebels CEO Hannes Hecher and Admiral Prachachart Sirisawat, Director General Naval Acquisition Management office at the Royal Thai Navy, and authorised by Commander In Chief of Royal Thai Navy Headquarters in Bangkok
Croatias Maritime Safety Directorate has selected Schiebels Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) for Coast Guard functions, according to a mobilization request the country sent to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The Camcopter S-100 will be deployed in the summer of 2019 to assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security, vessel traffic, environmental protection and response, ship casualty assistance, as well as accident and disaster response, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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