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ICG Deploys Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 UAVs

Camcopter S-100 Our Bureau - : Jul 7, 2022 - : 7:43 pm

The Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) officially deploys Schiebel-made Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) onboard its two patrol vessels on Thursday (7 July).

Also named Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) by the Austrian company, the Camcopter S-100 UAVs were procured in a contract the with European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The UAVs are stationed onboard ICGV Thor and ICGV Freyja to support ICG activities in Iceland waters.

“This operation is delivered as part of our ongoing service contracts with EMSA. It is great to witness that ever more European maritime authorities are making use of the exceptional capabilities of the S-100,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “Especially in the maritime domain, the CAMCOPTER S-100 is demonstrating its solid level of performance and experience,” he added.

The Camcopter S-100 will give the ICG more possibilities to gain better coverage of Iceland’s 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, to substantially extend 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.

Designed and produced by Schiebel, the Camcopter S-100 is a remotely piloted aircraft using a rotorcraft design with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of about 200 kg. Powered by an Austro Engine AE50R Wankel engine delivering 41 kW (55 hp) of power, the UAV has a maximum speed of 220 km/h, a cruise speed of 190 km/h, and a 5,500 meters service ceiling. It has a maximum range of 180 km and 6 hours of endurance.

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