Onboard the Elli-class frigate Aigaion, the Hellenic Navy completed a week-long trial of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100, Schiebel announced.
Stationed on board the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete, the S-100 showcased in a one-week trial its range, endurance and speed, as well as its maritime surveillance and detection capabilities, to the Hellenic Navy. For the demonstration flights, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 was equipped with a Trakka TC-300 EO/IR sensor and a Shine Micro Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.
The scenarios alternated day and night take-offs and landings. They included cooperation with other Hellenic Navy vessels, maritime traffic monitoring and coast observation.
Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, 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 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has recently awarded Schiebel a three-year contract extension for the maintenance of its CAMCOPTER S-100.
CAMCOPTER S-100 UAV :
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is a proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS needs no prepared area or supporting launch or recovery equipment. It operates day and night, under adverse weather conditions, with a range out to 200 km, both on land and at sea. The S-100 navigates automatically via pre-programmed GPS waypoints or can be operated directly with a pilot control unit. Missions are planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. High-definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real-time. Using “fly-by-wire” technology controlled by redundant flight computers, the UAV can complete its mission automatically in the most complex of electromagnetic environments. Its carbon fibre and titanium fuselage provide capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations.
General Specifications :
Maximum airspeed : 130 kts (240 km/h)
Dash Speed : 120 kts (222 Km/h)
Loiter Speed : 50 kts (102 km/h) for max endurance
Endurance : >6h with 34 kg (75 lbs)
>10h with extra fuel tank
Service ceiling : 18.000 ft in ISA conditions
Airframe loading : +3.5g to -1g rated
Operating temprature : -40°C to +55°C (-40°F to +131°F)
Wind (take off and landing : Up to 25 kn (46 km/h)
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