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August 3, 2021

Schiebel demonstrates Camcopter S-100 UAS to Hellenic Navy

The UAS has automatic vertical take-off and landing capability, and can perform operations in all weather conditions.

Austrian company Schiebel has demonstrated the capabilities of its Camcopter S-100 uncrewed air system (UAS) to the Hellenic Navy, the naval force of Greece.

Equipped aboard the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Crete, the UAS demonstrated its range, endurance and speed during a one-week trial.

The trial also displayed the maritime surveillance and detection capabilities of Camcopter S-100 UAS to the Hellenic Navy.

The UAS was fitted with a Trakka TC-300 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor and a Shine Micro automatic identification system (AIS) receiver for the trial flights.

According to the Austrian company, the trial scenarios alternated take-offs and landings during day and night.

The scenarios also included cooperation with other Hellenic Navy ships, maritime traffic monitoring, as well as coast observation.

Schiebel Group chairman Hans Georg Schiebel said: “Our CAMCOPTER S-100 is the only UAV of its class with extensive flight experience.

“It is operated by 14 navies worldwide and we are very proud that we had the chance to successfully showcase our system to the Hellenic Navy.”

The CAMCOPTER S-100 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAS operates day and night and can perform in all weather conditions.

The uncrewed system has so far supported many naval customers and completed missions on more than 40 ships.

It can be used for a variety of missions, such as search and rescue, tactical maritime operations, and overwatch.

Last month, Schiebel secured a three-year extension contract from the Royal Australian Navy for the sustainment of the Camcopter S-100 UAS.

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