S-100 Camcopter

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 uncrewed 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 to 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 based at HMAS Albatross.

Specifications

Uncrewed system type Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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

Function

Aerial vehicle