Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Performs Maritime Surveillance for Royal Danish Navy

Date: Issue 114 - July 2022

The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) operates the Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Stationed in Denmark’s northernmost town Skagen, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the RDN alongside other national authorities in various maritime surveillance tasks, including detecting, verifying, and providing information on potential oil spills and discharges at sea. 

All data gathered from the flights is shared live through the EMSA RPAS Data Centre, allowing users to monitor any unusual activity at sea with a potentially harmful impact on the safety and security of persons and vessels in the area or affecting the environment itself. The S-100’s multiple state-of-the-art sensors significantly enhance the maritime surveillance capabilities of the RDN. The UAS is equipped with an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch, and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.