Austrian unmanned air system manufacturer showcased its CAMCOPTER UAS to Norwegian defense forces and security agencies earlier this month at the Andøya Test Center (ATC).
The event, held approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, was attended by the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration and Police Directorate.
The CAMCOPTER S-100 performed a series of demonstration flights capturing EO/IR footage generated by L3 Wescam’s MX-10 and tracking vessels and finding persons gone overboard.
Schiebel’s UAS has earlier secured contracts with the Italian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy for fleet support tasks.
The heavy-fuel UAS navigates via preprogrammed GPS waypoints or is operated with a pilot control unit. Its carbon fiber and titanium fuselage carries a 75 lbs/34 kg payload up to 10 hours in its standard configuration.
“It was a pleasure to finally see the S-100 flying in Norway. Due to the great feedback of the representatives of the local authorities present during these two demo days, I am confident that this will not be the last time we see Schiebel around here,” Gunnar Jan Olsen, ATC’s CEO, noted.