Camcopter S-100 | The Austrian UAV strengthens the Royal Navy of Thailand
Defence Redefined
Published on 26/09/2021 at 15:30

The Royal Navy of Thailand strengthens its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fleet with additional Austrian Schiebel Camcopter S-100s. 

The country’s parliament approved a $ 18.38 million budget in August for the procurement of these systems. The Camcopter S-100s have been used by the country’s Navy since 2020, mainly for surveillance and reconnaissance missions operating on the country’s shores along with frigate formations. 

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The Camcopter S-100 was trialled in test flights and exercises by the Hellenic Navy in August, for a period of one week on an Elli-class frigate.

Camcopter S-100 Technical characteristics 

  • Maximum range: 200 km
  • Maximum speed: 240 km / h
  • Operating time: 6 hours with 34kg weight, up to 10 hours with additional tank 
  • Operating temperature: -40 – +55 degrees Celsius
  • Maximum efficiency speed: 102 mm / hour
  • Weight: 200 kg, 110 kg empty
  • Maximum payload: 50 kg
  • Height: 1.12 m
  • Length: 3.11 m
  • Radar: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

The Camcopter S-100 is equipped with enhanced mapping, area surveying and distance estimation capabilities. It also has the ability to present a hyperspectral map through corresponding sensors, especially useful for coastal and marine areas. In addition, its EO / IR system allows the control center to have a direct and time-coordinated image with data categorization and identification of moving and static objects. It can also collect data from communication systems and electronic signals. 

The Camcopter S-100’s intelligence-gathering capabilities make it an option especially for patrols in coastal areas as well as on land borders. In addition, the fact that it has a vertical take-off system reduces its space and platform requirements. 

With information from: Schiebel, Shephard

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Intracom Group announced the donation of 50 pressure respirators to the Ministry of Health as to meet immediate needs and strengthen the National Health System of Greece. 

As stated in the Intracom Group announcement: 

“Humanity is experiencing unprecedented moments.  Not only as professionals but primarily as people we have to stand up to the circumstances. 

The Intracom Group, together with its management of companies and workers, responds to what we feel as a duty towards the State and our people.  After continuous contacts with the Greek Ministry of Health, the Group proceeds to the donation of 50 pressure respirators which will meet up the immediate needs and strengthen the National Health System.

The Intracom Group companies’ assistance, launched with the donation of eight mobile health units and equipment from Intrakat.  This represents the minimum contribution to the Ministry of Health’s titanic effort and the Group’s gratitude to the medical and nursing personnel at the National Health Service».




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