Schiebel was awarded with the iSAR Research and Development program, which builds on the current CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) with the aim of further developing its maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities, offering a higher level of automation.
The scope of this multi-million Euro contract includes the further development and delivery of the high performance CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS, including the integration of the latest high-tech sensors, allowing the detection and identification, both day and night, of castaways, drifting objects and polluting substances in the high seas; as well as monitoring toxic and hazardous atmospheres, emissions from ships and sea surface pollution. Furthermore, this project includes a data collection and distribution system combining information from the S-100 sensors, the manned AW139 and CN235 helicopters, as well as sensor data from two ships.
The S-100 payloads will include an Overwatch Imaging PT-8DN Oceanwatch, a Trakka TC-300 EO/IR sensor, an Aeromon BH-12 Emission Measuring Device, and a set of SENSIA Gas Imaging Devices.
The innovative payload suite allows the S-100 to perform all requested missions simultaneously, without the need of having to change the sensors. For the integration and fulfillment of the contract Schiebel partnered with a number of technology leaders, including the Spanish technology business group GMV Innovating Solutions, which is responsible for the network infrastructure.
The Maritime Safety and Rescue Society (SASEMAR) is part of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA).
Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “It is a pleasure and honour to add SASEMAR to our customers. This contract confirms the superiority of the solutions we provide and will further contribute to our technological dominance.”