Schiebel's CAMCOPTER® S-100 has taken a further step in
consolidating its strong maritime position by being the first UAS (Unmanned Air
System) to ever fly from an Italian Navy ship. The S-100 was flown from the ITS
Bersagliere, a Soldati Class frigate and successfully carried out a number of
missions for observers from the Italian Navy.
From the Italian Navy Base of La Spezia a number of scenarios were flown and the CAMCOPTER® S-100 performed flawlessly in sea states three to four and with wind speeds of up to 25 kts. The payload of choice was a Wescam MX-10 camera, transmitting high definition images in real-time to the control station during the 4,5 hours of flight time.