VTOL UAV for Civil and Military Applications

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Schiebel is a global provider of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the internationally-renowned CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Our proven vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned helicopter is designed to undertake a wide variety of both civilian and military applications under the most challenging of conditions.


VTOL UAS for Civil and Military Applications

The Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 is a high-performance VTOL UAS that is capable of operating day or night in harsh weather conditions. It offers proven, reliable performance, long operational ranges, accurate navigation and high data-rate communications capabilities.


Operators can assume direct control via the flight unit or pre-program the aircraft for autonomous operation with a series of GPS waypoints. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is fitted with dually redundant Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), resulting in highly accurate navigation and reliable, solid stability.

With no need for a prepared take off/landing area or launch and recovery equipment, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 is quick and easy to deploy in the field. Payload imagery, data and status information are all transmitted to the Ground Control Station in real time.



Maximum airspeed (VNE)130 kn (240 km/h) IAS
Dash speed120 kn (222 km/h) IAS
Loiter speed55 kn (102 km/h) IAS for maximum endurance
Endurance>6 h with 34 kg (75 lbs) payload plus optional external fuel tank extending endurance to >10 h
Service ceiling18000 ft in ISA conditions @ reduced GW
Operating temperature-40°C to +55°C (-40°F to +131°F)
Wind (takeoff and landing)Up to 25 kn (46 km/h)


Main rotor diameter3400 mm (133.9”)
Total length3110 mm (122”)
Total height1120 mm (44”)
MTO weight200 kg (440 lbs)
Empty weight110 kg (243 lbs)
Payload capacity50 kg (110 lbs)
FuelAVGAS, JP-5 (NATO F-44), Jet A-1 (NATO F-35)
Data link rangeUp to 200 km (108 nm)

Payload Options

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is a highly flexible modular system that can be fitted with payloads to serve a wide variety of missions. Capable of fielding a 50kg (110 lbs) payload capacity, the aircraft features two payload bays, an auxiliary electronics bay, two side payload hard points and the ability to fit underslung loads.

With such extensive platform expansion capabilities and the ability to field multiple sensors, the CAMCOPTER® S-100’s potential includes gathering images with an EO/IR camera, detection and identification of electronic signatures with an ESM payload and simultaneous real-time SAR radar use, all in the same system.

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR)

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) gimbals provide advanced wide-area situational awareness and intelligence gathering through collection, identification, categorization and geo-location of static and moving objects of interest. It provides real-time, high-definition video to commanders and decision makers for uninterrupted surveillance of borders, urban areas, activity and events both by day and night.


Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a radar system that uses the flight path of the platform to simulate an extremely large antenna or aperture electronically and generates high-resolution remote sensing imagery. SAR creates images of an object, which can be 2D or 3D representations of the object. High-resolution SAR provides true, all-weather ground mapping and surveillance imaging, as well as Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI).

CAMCOPTER® UAS Radar (SAR) Payload

Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with laser and analyzing the reflected light. LIDAR for 3D geographic survey systems provides geologists and mapping professionals with the ability to examine both natural and man-made environments with more accuracy, precision and flexibility, and to produce highly accurate maps and digital elevation models for use in geographic information systems.


Signals intelligence (SIGINT)

Signals intelligence (SIGINT) is intelligence gathering by interception of signals, whether it be communication between people (communications intelligence, abbreviated to COMINT) or electronic signals not directly used in communication. It provides wide-area situational awareness and intelligence gathering by means of collection, identification, categorization and geo-location of complex emitters. Airborne COMINT significantly improves the efficiency of monitoring and intelligence missions.


Hyperspectral imaging

Hyperspectral imaging is used to collect and process information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. Hyperspectral sensors are ideal for mapping large geographic areas quickly and accurately, showing mineral resources development on the surface of the earth. The maps may subsequently be used to assess the relative abundance of minerals and their importance in the local geological context.