Schiebel CamcopterS-100 Enhances Maritime Surveillance in Spain With EMSA

July 08, 2021


The Spanish maritime safety and rescue body SASEMAR is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance over the coming months.  The  Remotely  Piloted  Aircraft  System  (RPAS)  service  is  delivered  by  the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

Stationed  in  Finisterre  in  the  northwest  of  Spain,  the  CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the  Spanish  authorities  in  carrying  out  different  operational  tasks,  including  maritime traffic  control,  pollution  prevention  and  fisheries  control.  While  the  flights  provide additional,  complementary  means  to  SASEMAR  in  performing  its  roles of  preventing  and  curbing  pollution,  and  controlling  maritime  traffic,  they  also  serve  the  national fisheries authorities (Spanish Secretary-General for Fisheries) working to protect sea-fisheries resources and to ensure their sustainable development.

The  S-100 executes these various tasks equipped with an Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, a Becker Avionics BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator and a Shine Micro Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.

In the execution of Schiebel’s contract with EMSA, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 provides simultaneous  maritime  surveillance  services  to  several  EU  Member  States.  Most  recently, the S-100 was operational in Romania, Estonia and Finland.

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “This is the first time that the  Spanish  authorities  are  using  a  UAV  under  the  Light  Unmanned  Operator Certificate  (LUC).  We’re  proud  that  our  S-100  is  the  UAS  of  choice  and  are  looking  forward to supporting them in their vital tasks.”

Source : Schiebel

Schiebel CamcopterS-100 Enhances Maritime Surveillance in Spain With EMSA