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Schiebel provides helicopters for Romanian maritime surveillance


April 8, 2021
By Naomi Szeben


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The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) delivered the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service, which is also extended to Bulgaria.

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in Mangalia by carrying out general Coast Guard functions, such as conducting day-to-day monitoring and surveillance of all shipping including port security., as well as search and rescue, accident and disaster needs. The S-100 executes these tasks equipped with an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch, a Becker Avionics BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.

Schiebel won the EMSA multi-year maritime surveillance contract for Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) RPAS in November 2018.

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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.

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said in a statement: “Once more, we are supporting local authorities with our ‘eye in the sky’. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 has proven its outstanding capabilities numerous times and we are proud to be working with EMSA on supporting EU member states with these vital tasks.”