Campcopter S-100 impresses at test flights

Campcopter S-100 impresses at test flights

20-Oct-2022 Source: Schiebel


[electronic translation] The testing of border surveillance took place in the Schachendorf area, Burgenland, by invitation of the BMI. The unmanned helicopter was tested for two weeks for its suitability for tried and tested routine day and night operations for the police and emergency services successfully demonstrated his skills on numerous flights.

“The CAMCOPTER® S-100 can stay in the air for up to 10 hours with an additional tank, is also ready to fly in adverse weather conditions, has an operational radius of up to 200 km and requires neither runway nor runway. The helicopter can therefore be used very flexibly and is ideal for use in border areas,” explains Hannes Hecher, Schiebel Managing Director.

Areas of application for drones in connection with public safety exist and are becoming more and more extensive. For example, the use of drones when shooting Images and video footage from a crime scene, searching for missing and injured people Persons or an accident site or in the case of surveillance flights for police work useful. Numerous operations confirm that police drones are also used by the fire brigade at the Hazmat response and aerial reconnaissance for incidents such as fires, oil spills and natural disasters were used.

In addition, the Austrian police have used drones to ensure safety and security Crowd control at large public events such as football matches and ensure demonstrations.

The aim of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in this attempt was to Practice-oriented use of drones with the relevant stakeholders (including various Police units, fire brigades, mountain rescue services, water rescue, critical infrastructure, public sector, supervision, population, etc.) and in a real environment as practical as possible to test.

“The test operation was very positive. With many years of worldwide operational experience of our aircraft, we are sure that we are the right partner for the Ministry of the Interior. High-tech sensors and the excellent performance data of our CAMCOPTER® S-100 also enable us to search large areas efficiently and display the data in real time to pass on to control bodies,” Hecher continued.

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