Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS is the market leader in the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) segment for military and civil applications. The S-100 does not require specially prepared terrain to takeoff and land and can be used day and night, even in adverse weather conditions. The range is 200 km with a maximum flight altitude of up to 5,500 m. In a typical configuration, the S-100 carries various sensor payloads weighing up to 50 kg and achieves a flight time of up to 10 hours. The S-100 can be operated with both AVGas 100LL and JP-5 heavy fuel. Payload data is transmitted in real time to the Ground Control Station (GCS). Operations are planned and controlled via an intuitive point-and-click graphical user interface. The operation of the S-100 is also supported by Schiebel’s excellent customer support. Currently, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 is being operated by the French Navy, the Royal Thai Navy, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others. Current deployments of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) At the end of 2018, Schiebel was awarded a contract by EMSA to provide maritime surveillance services. The S-100 was selected due to its performance record in the maritime domain as well as its proven expertise in this field. The contract allows different EU Member States to deploy the proven S-100 system in different locations. To date, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 has already flown in Croatia, Finland, Estonia and Spain supporting the countries’ respective coast guards. Regular day and night patrol flights have been conducted to identify vessels and detect oil spills. In the first three months, 67 such missions took place in Croatia with a total of 210 flight hours. In mid to late 2020, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 was deployed in Denmark and France to carry out emission monitoring of ships. Equipped with the so-called “sniffer”, the UAV can measure the sulphur content of the exhaust gases emitted by ships and draw conclusions about the sulphur content of the fuel burnt by flying in the ships’ exhaust plumes. French Navy Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 has been in service with the French Navy since 2017. The S-100 system was integrated on the French helicopter carrier Dixmude and is linked to the ship’s Combat Management System (CMS). The French Navy carried out the necessary modifications to the ship in 2019 after a successful two-year test phase proved the interoperability between the ship and the UAS. The S-100’s video output was integrated into the shipboard CMS. OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (SMM) From 2014, several CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was deployed for the OSCE in cooperation with a Canadian partner company in the Ukraine. They were successfully used to monitor the crisis situation in the Ukraine. Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Australian Army Since 2017, Schiebel has counted the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army among its customers. In 2018, Schiebel opened an office in Australia – Schiebel Pacific – and has its own team working with the Royal Australian Navy to develop different deployment scenarios. The high-tech company Schiebel From the mid-1980s onwards, Schiebel, which was founded as early as 1951, focused on the development and production of high-tech mine detectors, which made Schiebel the world market leader in this segment – not least due to a major contract from the U.S. Army. In the mid-1990s, the company pioneered the development and production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and, with the CAMCOPTER® S-100, the company was able to successfully become technological leader in this field. The Schiebel Group has its headquarters in Vienna and production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and maintains offices in Manassas, VA (USA) and Shoalhaven (Australia).