Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) has been selected by Norway’s Andøya Test Center to carry out extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project.
According to the company, the CAMCOPTER S-100 in its typical configuration can operate for six hours continuously. It can simultaneously carry multiple payloads, offering payload flexibility to the user.
As a VTOL platform, the CAMCOPTER does not require additional start or recovery equipment and its minimal footprint is perfect for offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) with small deck sizes. The S-100 can fly at temperatures down to -40°C.
The CAMCOPTER S-100 is planned to be equipped with an Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch payload, an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver and a Maritime Broadband Radio (MBR) by Radionor.
Tests are scheduled to commence in the fall of 2019 with the UAS being deployed from Norwegian Coast Guard vessels in Andfjorden, Northern Norway. More operations are planned in Spitsbergen in the spring of 2020, the company said in a statement Thursday.
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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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