Schiebel Camcopter S-100
|Primary users||UAE Army
Russian Border Guard (Coast Guard)
Design and development 
Produced by the Austrian company Schiebel, it was developed from 2003 to 2005. With a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 200 kilograms (440 lb), its endurance is 6 hours. It has a maximum speed of 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph) and a ceiling of 5,500 metres (18,000 ft). It is powered by a 55 horsepower (41 kW) Diamond engine and can carry various payloads, such as electro-optics and infrared sensors.
On 12 March 2012 Schiebel announced that it successfully tested a company-developed heavy-fuel engine interchangeable with the standard Diamond engine. This heavy-fuel engine allows for the use of JP-5, Jet A-1 or JP-8 jet fuels. These fuels, which are standard on marine vessels, are safer to store and handle than gasoline.
On 7 February 2013, Schiebel has successfully completed flight testing of the Thales-built I-Master radar system onboard a Camcopter S-100 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), at its test facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
I-Master is a high-performance radar, providing Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability for all-weather surveillance, detection and recognition of targets over large areas at long stand-off ranges.
International customers 
The German Navy completed three weeks of test flights of the S-100 aboard the Braunschweig-class corvettes Braunschweig and Magdeburg during August and September 2008. German company Diehl is tasked with introducing the UAV to the German armed forces.
In November 2011 the Camcopter demonstrated flights from the French Gowind-class corvette patrol vessel L'Adroit. At the same time, the Gorizont (Horizon) Air S-100, a Russian license-built version of the UAV was successfully tested aboard the Coast Guard patrol cutter Rubin. Russia intends to equip all Rubin-class patrol boats with these UAVs.
In 2010 the Chinese Navy purchased 18 of these systems. Two years later, in May 2012, an unmanned UAV believed to be a Camcopter S-100 was photographed operating from the fantail of a Chinese Type 054A frigate by the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.
- Crew: None
- Capacity: 50 kg (110 lb)
- Length: 3.11 m (10 ft 2 in)
- Width: 1.24 m (4 ft 1 in)
- Height: 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in)
- Empty weight: 110 kg (243 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 200 kg (441 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 57 L (15.5 gal) AVGas 100 LL
- Powerplant: 1 × Austro AE50R Wankel rotary engine, 41 kW (55 hp) (basic)
- Powerplant: 1 × Schiebel heavy fuel engine (optional)
- Main rotor diameter: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
- Maximum speed: 222 km/h; 138 mph (120 kn)
- Cruise speed: 185 km/h; 115 mph (100 kn)
- Never exceed speed: 241 km/h; 150 mph (130 kn)
- Range: 180 km (112 mi; 97 nmi)
- Endurance: 6 hours
- Service ceiling: 5,486 m (18,000 ft)
- g limits: +3.5 g to -1 g
- Hardpoints: 2
See also 
- Related lists
- Blama, Andrea (12 March 2012). "Maiden Flight of the Camcopter S-100 with Schiebel's New Heavy Fuel Engine" (Press release). Schiebel.net. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "Schiebel test flights Thales I-Master radar on Camcopter S-100". 20 February 2013. Unknown parameter
- Scott, Richard (14 October 2008). "DCNS claims automatic shipborne UAV recovery breakthrough". Janes.com. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
- "Camcopter S-100 completes extensive German Navy flight trials". Shephard.co.uk. 30 September 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Camcopter S-100 UAV Successfully Completes Deck Landing Trials on K130 Corvettes". Deagle.com. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- "Rot-weiß-rote Drohnen in Gaddafis Diensten". Der Standard. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
- Putrich, Gayle (23 February 2011). "Jordan gets Schiebel Camcopter S-100". Flight International. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "Schiebel's unmanned helo proves its worth". United Press International via Spacewar.com. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- (Russian) "На Черном море успешно проведены морские испытания БЛА вертолетного типа". Military Paritet. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- Waldron, Greg (18 May 2012). "Schiebel Camcopter S-100 operated from Chinese frigate". Flight Global. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- Corcoran, Mark (8 June 2012). "The kill chain: Australia's drone war". Foreign Correspondent (ABC News). Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Camcopter S-100: System". Scheibel.net. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (English). Scheibel. 5 April 2012.
- Smaller Rotary-wing. "Compendium Drones 2011". Armada International (Internationale Armada AG) 35 (3): p. 26. June/July 2011. ISSN 0252-9793.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Schiebel Camcopter S-100|