S-100 Camcopter

The S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) undergoing a flight trial at Jervis Bay Airfield.
Unmanned System Type
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Status
Operational evaluation
Manufacturer
Schiebel
Launch and Recovery
Vertical take off and landing
Origin
Austria
Length
3.46 metres
Wingspan
3.4 metres (rotorspan)
Width
1.24 metres
Weights
  • 200 kilograms (MTOW)
  • 50 kilograms (payload)
Speed
  • 50-60 knots (cruise)
  • 80 knots (max)
Endurance 5+ hours
Altitude 19,500 feet
Engines 1 x twin rotor HFE 2 stroke engine (JP-5 or JP-8 heavy fuel or AVGAS)
Operated by
822X Squadron

The S-100 system has over 30,000 flight hours of experience around the world from land bases and many different classes of ship.

The S-100 unmanned aerial system (UAS) consists of one or more remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and a ground control station (GCS) with associated antennae and interconnections necessary for RPA command and control.

The S-100 RPA is a small-medium sized vertical take off and landing (VTOL) aircraft made of titanium and carbon fibre materials, designed to carry multiple payloads simultaneously for up to six hours at a time.

The S-100 is operated by 822X Squadron.


Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross.
Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross.