Schiebel has been awarded a multi-million Euro R&D contract for the further development of the maritime capabilities of its CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).
The iSAR Research & Development contract, awarded by the Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Society (SASEMAR), includes the further development and delivery of the S-100 UAS, including integration of the latest high-tech sensors, allowing the detection and identification, both day and night, of castaways, drifting objects and polluting substances in the high seas; as well as monitoring toxic and hazardous atmospheres, emissions from ships and sea surface pollution.
This project also includes a data collection and distribution system combining information from the S-100 sensors, the manned AW139 and CN235 helicopters, as well as sensor data from two ships.
The S-100 payloads will include an Overwatch Imaging PT-8DN Oceanwatch, a Trakka TC-300 EO/IR sensor, an Aeromon BH-12 Emission Measuring Device, and a set of SENSIA Gas Imaging Devices. The innovative payload suite allows the S-100 to perform all requested missions simultaneously, without the need of having to change the sensors.
“It is a pleasure and honor to add SASEMAR to our customers,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “This contract confirms the superiority of the solutions we provide and will further contribute to our technological dominance.”
For the integration and fulfilment of the contract Schiebel partnered with a number of technology leaders, including the Spanish technology business group GMV Innovating Solutions, which is responsible for the network infrastructure.