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The Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 has performed maritime surveillance for the Romanian Border Police. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service was delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), and is also extended to Bulgaria.

Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general Coast Guard functions, conducting day-to-day monitoring and surveillance of all shipping including port security, as well as responding to any search and rescue, accident and disaster needs. The S-100 executes these various tasks equipped with:

  • an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical / Infra-Red camera gimbal
  • an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch
  • a Becker Avionics BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator
  • an Automatic Identification System receiver

Operations in Romania and Bulgaria are part of the multi-year maritime surveillance contract for a Vertical Takeoff and Landing RPAS awarded to Schiebel by the EMSA in November 2018. In the execution of this contract, Schiebel provides simultaneous maritime surveillance services to several EU member states and EU bodies. Most recently, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 was operational in France, Denmark, Finland and Croatia.

Jack Richardson