Schiebel S-100 UAS wraps up trials for Hellenic Navy

Schiebel’s vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned air system (UAS) CAMCOPTER S-100 has completed trials for the Hellenic Navy.

The UAS was stationed onboard the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete.

In a one-week trial, the S-100 showcased its range, endurance and speed, as well as its maritime surveillance and detection capabilities, to the Hellenic Navy, Schiebel said.

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 and 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.”