Schiebel and Thales have been awarded the Peregrine UAS contract by the UK Ministry of Defence for provision of a CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS to support the UK Royal Navy.
Fitted with a naval surveillance sensor suite, the S-100 will provide a comprehensive maritime capability for protecting Royal Navy ships on operational tasks.
Schiebel, together with system integrator Thales, will provide the operationally proven S-100 with a range of high precision Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensors and systems.
The Thales I-Master radar, an EO/IR camera, and an Automatic Identification System (AIS), all fused with the CarteNav’s AIMS Mission System, enables an all-weather detection and identification capability of unknown targets.
According to Schiebel, the S-100’s rapid launch ability, superior mission endurance and high quality sensors combine to find, track and identify targets, providing additional protection for the ship and its crew. High-definition imagery and radar data downloaded to the system operator and transmitted in real-time into the ship’s Combat Management System (CMS) can provide the crew with invaluable time to prepare and enact operational decisions.
“We are immensely proud that the CAMCOPTER S-100 is the UK Ministry of Defence’s choice for its prestigious Peregrine program,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “The S-100 is the optimal UAS for a growing number of Navies worldwide and has proven its superiority and outstanding capabilities throughout its numerous operational deployments.”