Topic: S-100 Camcopter UAV

Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Michael Mulquiney (photographer), Mr Markus Winhofer (photographer)

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck. (photo: )

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia.

The man behind the unmanned helicopter

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform.

Two Royal Australian Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are on display at the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria.

The future of Navy maritime tactical unmanned air systems

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

The Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

The Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Images of remotely piloted aircraft soaring over a naval fleet might seem like an ultramodern picture. But unmanned aircraft are nothing new to the Fleet Air Arm, which has provided remotely piloted targets for gunnery practice since 1953.

Navy's Avalon eyes in the skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

Engineering Manager with the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, Lieutenant Commander Matt Hyam inspects the Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Engineering Manager with the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, Lieutenant Commander Matt Hyam inspects the Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Not all aircraft at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon actually have pilots – just ask the team at the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit.

Navy develops tactical unmanned aircraft capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Schiebel (photographer)

The Schiebel S-100 Camcopter has been acquired by the Royal Australian Navy to support trials and evaluation activities to reduce risks ahead of acquiring a permanent unmanned aircraft system capability in the early 2020s. (photo: Schiebel)

The Schiebel S-100 Camcopter has been acquired by the Royal Australian Navy to support trials and evaluation activities to reduce risks ahead of acquiring a permanent unmanned aircraft system capability in the early 2020s.

The next phase of introducing an unmanned aircraft system capability to the Royal Australian Navy has progressed.