FEBRUARY 1st 2021 – Vienna, Austria– Nordic Unmanned has acquired two CAMCOPTER® S-100 systems. The first was delivered last week and the remaining will be delivered in Q2 2021.
This acquisition comes after successful sulphur sniffer operations in Denmark and France. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was also recently operated for the world’s first full-scale offshore UAV cargo delivery to the active oil and gas platform Troll A in Norway. These operations were both carried out by Nordic Unmanned and Schiebel.
Schiebel and Nordic Unmanned are both under contract with EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) to fulfil its Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) services. Nordic Unmanned specifically for maritime pollution and emissions monitoring. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 measures the ships’ sulphur emissions to check compliance with the EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuels. Measurements are transmitted in real time through the EMSA RPAS Data Centre to the relevant authorities.
The CAMCOPTER® S-100 operates day and night and can carry multiple payloads with a combined weight of up to 50 kg. Due to its minimal footprint and size, it is ideally suited for maritime operations.
Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “The
CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS has proven its outstanding capabilities and high performance at numerous EMSA operations carrying out maritime surveillance and emission monitoring all over Europe.”
Knut Roar Wiig, CEO at Nordic Unmanned, said: “It’s with great satisfaction, that we have successfully taken delivery of our first Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 system. This is according to our communicated investment plan and we plan to put this first system into operations this spring for EMSA and look forward to the next system delivery.”
About Nordic Unmanned
Nordic Unmanned delivers comprehensive data solutions through industry leading expertise to assist both public and private customers in the transition to unmanned technology. Based in Norway, Nordic Unmanned is a leading provider of drone services and systems in Europe, and has operations across the continent through, amongst others, a framework agreement with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).For more information visit nordicunmanned.com
Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Certified to meet AS/EN 9100 standards, Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defense and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. With headquarters in Vienna (Austria), Schiebel now maintains production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), as well as offices in Washington, DC (USA) and Shoalhaven (Australia).
About the CAMCOPTER® S-100
Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is an operationally proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS requires no prepared area or supporting equipment to enable launch and recovery. It operates by day and by night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km / 108 nm, over land and sea. Its carbon fibre and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 5,500 m / 18,000 ft. In a typical configuration, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 carries a 34-kg / 75-lbs payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or JP-5 heavy fuel. High-definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. In addition to its standard GPS waypoint or manual navigation, the S-100 can successfully operate in environments where GPS is not available, with missions planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. The high-tech unmanned helicopter is backed by Schiebel’s excellent customer support and training services.