Camcopter S-100 UAS supports the Icelandic Coast Guard
Through a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
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. It 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 needed. The aircraft executes these various tasks with a particular equipment.
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is an operationally proven capability formilitary 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, it carries a 34-kg / 75-lbs payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas orJP-5 heavy fuel. High-definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time.
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