Following successful operations in 2021, Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is once again supporting the Romanian Border Police in 2022, with operations running from March until August. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general coast guard functions, conducting day-to-day monitoring and surveillance of all shipping, including port security, as well as responding to any search and rescue, accident and disaster calls. Romanian Border Police planned 50 missions during the first two months in Romania and the S-100 has flown more than 170 hours so far.
The S-100 executes these various tasks equipped with an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch, a Becker Avionics BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.
“The value of this service has been clearly demonstrated in our previous Romanian operations last year and we are proud to support the Romanian authorities once again,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “Our EMSA operations have also been conducted in several other European countries, including Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Spain and France.”