The Austrian company Schiebel has demonstrated the capabilities of its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Hellenic Navy, Greece’s naval force.
Equipped aboard the Elli Aigaion (F-460)-class frigate in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Crete, the UAS demonstrated its range, endurance and speed during a week-long test.
The test also showed the Maritime Detection and Surveillance capabilities of the Camcopter S-100 UAS to the Hellenic Navy.
The UAS was equipped with a Trakka TC-300 electro-optical and infrared (EO / IR) sensor and a Shine Micro Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for test flights.
According to the Austrian company, the test scenarios alternated takeoffs and landings during the day and night.
The scenarios also included cooperation with other ships of the Hellenic Navy, monitoring of maritime traffic and observing the coast.
Schiebel Group President Hans Georg Schiebel said: “Our CAMCOPTER S-100 is the only UAV in its class with extensive flying experience.
“It is operated by 14 navies around the world and we are very proud to have had the opportunity to successfully demonstrate our system to the Hellenic Navy.”
The CAMCOPTER S-100 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAS operates day and night and can operate in all weather conditions.
The unmanned 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 surveillance.
Last month, Schiebel obtained a three-year extension contract from the Royal Australian Navy for the maintenance of the Camcopter S-100 UAS.