Worldwide navies now discover themselves more and more threatened by a spread of hostile platforms, typically in congested maritime environments. The flexibility for an uncrewed rotary plane that may launch rapidly after which present long-range mission endurance and the flexibility to seek out, repair, monitor and establish targets will deliver extra safety for the ship and its crew, gaining them invaluable time to arrange and reply. Schiebel will present its operationally confirmed CAMCOPTER® S-100, a highly-effective uncrewed air system which already has greater than 100,000 working hours, together with demanding deck-launched operations in difficult winds and sea states. Thales will act because the lead techniques integrator for the programme that brings collectively an unrivalled mixture of confirmed UAS functionality from Schiebel and a spread excessive precision intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors and techniques from Thales.

The S-100’s sensors, supported by an Automated Identification System and fused along with the CarteNav AIMS Mission System supplies the operator the flexibility to detect and establish unknown targets rapidly. Excessive-definition imagery and radar knowledge is downloaded to the human operator and disseminated in actual time by way of the host ship’s Fight Administration System and made obtainable to a number of customers. The Thales I-Grasp radar could be operated in each Artificial Aperture Radar and Maritime Shifting Goal Indication modes and as soon as it detects and finds a contact, the on board electro-optical/infra-red sensor is cross-cued to carry out the identification. This partnership will deliver collectively a mixed 30 years of expertise in UAS design, integration, take a look at and operations with the S-100’s confirmed monitor file. This mixed functionality is constructed on trusted options that ship actual worth with instant impact.


Alex Cresswell, CEO of Thales within the UK, mentioned: “It is a important milestone for the Royal Navy as it’s a right away enhancement to its operational functionality, nevertheless it additionally helps their strategic transition to uncrewed expertise consistent with their Future Maritime Aviation Power technique. I’m happy that our lengthy custom of supporting the Royal Navy’s ‘eyes and ears’ situational consciousness functionality continues with this newest contract.”

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, mentioned: “We’re immensely proud that the CAMCOPTER® S-100 is the UK Ministry of Defence’s alternative for its prestigious Peregrine programme. The S-100 is the optimum UAS for a rising variety of Navies worldwide and has confirmed its superiority and excellent capabilities all through its quite a few operational deployments.”

The S-100 has been delivering mission success for a number of clients all over the world at sea and on land, by day and night time and in antagonistic climate situations. Over the past 15 years the Schiebel CAMCOPTER®S-100 rotary wing UAS has seen operation with over 25 clients and within the maritime area has accomplished over 2,000 deck landings onto all kinds of single-spot sea-going vessels.

CarteNav will present the versatile AIMS-ISR mission system software program to offer multi-sensor integration, planning, assortment and dissemination.

I-Grasp is in use with a lot of clients all over the world, together with the British Military’s Watchkeeper TUAS. It gained its sea leg capabilities again in 2014 with the inclusion of enhanced Maritime Modes, comprehensively proving them through the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior train in 2016