Schiebel and Thales are going to supply Royal Navy with CAMCOPTER S-100 UAV under the Peregrine program
Scheibel is going to supply CAMCOPTER S-100 UAV and The UAVs entering service with Royal Navy will be named “Peregrine”. CAMCOPTER S-100s to be received by the Royal Navy will also include a sensor package tailored to user requirements. The sensor package includes the Thales I-Master SAR/GMTI radar and EO/IR camera.
Commenting on the award, Mr Hans Georg Schiebel, President of the Schiebel Group, said:
“We are extremely proud that the CAMCOPTER S-100 has been selected for the prestigious Peregrine programme of the UK Ministry of Defence. The S-100 is the most suitable UAV for Naval Forces worldwide and has proven its superiority and outstanding capabilities throughout its numerous operational deployments.”
S-100’s ability to be equipped with different sensors and its low visibility can be used to detect, track and identify friendly/hostile elements in the field for the ship and its crew. In addition to that, high-definition imagery and radar data transmitted to the system operator and the ship’s battle management system in real-time helps the crew with the decision-making process.
To be the first rotary wing UAV put into Royal Navy service, CAMCOPTER S-100s are will operate in conjunction with the AW159 Wildcat helicopter, one of the Royal Navy’s most common helicopters. The coordinated use of helicopters and different types of UAVs has emerged as one of the new areas in the helicopter sector in the last few years.