Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

S-100 UAS gets maritime surface search capability

camcopter

Schiebel and Oceanwatch have successfully integrated a small target detection payload onto the CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned aerial system (UAS).

Schiebel and Oceanwatch have successfully integrated a small target detection payload onto the CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned aerial system (UAS).

The PT-8 Oceanwatch enhances the S-100's naval patrol capability by delivering an image-based wide area maritime search capability that significantly extends the coverage area.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Oceanwatch autonomously detects small targets on the ocean surface, solving the challenge of searching for small objects over vast areas and greatly outperforming conventional cameras that face insurmountably large areas when zoomed in and invisible targets when zoomed out.

"Because of its proven performance and multi-payload capabilities, the S-100 is already the most successful maritime vertical takeoff and landing UAS," said Hans Georg Schiebel, chairman of the Schiebel Group.

"Fitted with powerful payloads such as Oceanwatch and a best-in-class electro-optical/infra-red (EO/IR) gimbal, it provides an unsurpassed capacity for a range of mission-critical naval operations."

Oceanwatch has been pitched as an ideal solution for a number of applications such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance gathering, search and rescue and anti-piracy.

“The best part is that all the important work happens on board so there is no loss in quality because of datalink compression," said Greg Davis, founder and manager of Overwatch Imaging.

PROMOTED CONTENT

"It is optimised for higher operating altitudes and longer ranges than other systems and provides positive identification at market leading ranges when combined with a Wescam MX-10. And the camera never blinks, takes a break or gets distracted."

S-100 UAS gets maritime surface search capability
Camcopter.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

 

more from defence connect

Jan 25 2021
Defence to invest $1bn in new long-range missile capability
Royal Australian Navy vessels are set to be fitted with new advanced anti-ship missiles as part of a...
Jan 25 2021
Bipartisan advisory council needed to combat CCP’s ‘grey zone’ war
An empowered national advisory council representing both sides of the political aisle would help str...
Jan 25 2021
Defence scraps Phoenix International’s sub contract
The contract to deliver a submarine rescue system for the Navy’s Collins and Attack Class submarin...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network