The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) has selected Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to carry out maritime surveillance in Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost town. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
Alongside other national authorities, the CAMCOPTER S-100 is supporting the RDN in carrying out maritime surveillance tasks such as detecting, verifying and providing information on potential oil spills and discharges at sea.
The S-100’s multiple state-of-the-art sensors significantly enhance the maritime surveillance capabilities of the RDN. It 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.
All data gathered is shared live through the EMSA RPAS Data Center, 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.
“Schiebel has been successfully working with EMSA in several European countries so far,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “We are proud that the S-100 is making such an essential impact, now also for the Royal Danish Navy.”