07/07/2020

Schiebel's S-100 to Perform Coast Guard Services in Finland, Estonia and Sweden

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 to Perform Coast Guard Services in Finland – link

Source: UAS Vision

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  • The Finnish Border Guard will operate the S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes
  • The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden
  • The will support the Finnish authorities in carrying out Coast Guard functions, such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security, vessel traffic, environmental protection and response, ship casualty assistance, as well as accident and disaster response
  • The S-100 will execute these tasks equipped with an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch, a Becker Avionics BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver
  • EMSA awarded the multi-year maritime surveillance contract for a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) RPAS to Schiebel in November 2018
  • In execution of this contract, Schiebel provides simultaneous maritime surveillance services to several EU member states and EU bodies
  • Currently, the S-100 is also operational in the Republic of Croatia supporting the Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure

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