Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Schiebel. Camcopter S-100

Highly versatile and reliable, Schiebel’s Unmanned Air Vehicle – the CAMCOPTER® S-100 – provides a unique balance of advanced capabilities, operational flexibility and outstanding performance.

With its capability for autonomous flight and a fully redundant flight control system, the award winning CAMCOPTER® S-100 can fly a programmed mission without operator intervention. It is a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) system, eliminating the need for runways or launch and recovery systems. Whether for use at sea or on land, it has been engineered to aviation standards ensuring reliability on all mission types.

In-depth research and development has led to an Unmanned Air System (UAS) that is designed not only to the highest specification and build quality but is designed to perform in all terrains and environments. Its sleek design belies a tough framework, combining advanced composite materials of carbon fiber with titanium and aluminum. These provide high-end performance coupled with robust, structural strength and a high level of environmental resistance – particularly in maritime environments.

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 has been certified by the Austrian AustroControl GmbH (ACG) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

For total performance flexibility, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 has the ability to complete an entire mission automatically and with zero operator intervention, or it can be reprogrammed at any time when airborne to perform alternative missions or react to task changes.

Programming for an autonomous mission is controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface with payload imagery transmitted to the Control Station (CS) in realtime. Redundant Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) ensure highly accurate navigation and stability.

In the case of loss of link, an automatic home point function is activated.


Max Airspeed (VNE): 130 kts (240 km/h) IAS
Typical Cruise Speed: 100 kts (185 km/h) IAS
Loiter Speed: 55 kts IAS (102 km/h) for maximum endurance
Endurance: >6 hours @ 55 kts @ 75 lbs (34 kg) payload
Service Ceiling: 18,000ft in ISA conditions @ reduced GW
Airframe Loading: Rated +3.5 g (7.7 lbs)  to  -1 g (-2.2 lbs)
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +55°C (-40°F to +131°F)
Wind (takeoff and landing): Up to 25 kts (46 km/h)


Main Rotor Diameter: 3400 mm (134”)
Total Length: 3110 mm (122”)
Total Height: 1120 mm (44”)
Maximum T/O Weight: 200 kg (440 lbs)
Empty Weight: 110 kg (243 lbs)
Payload Capacity: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Fuel (internal tanks): 57 L (15.5 gal) equal 42 kg (92.5 lbs) AVGas 100 LL
Payload Electrical Power: 500 W @ 28 V DC
Data Link Range: Up to 180 km (97 nm) available


Stabilized Day and Night Electro-Optical (EO) / Infra-Red (IR) Gimbals
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPSAR)


Communications Relay
Pamphlet, smoke or rope- / net-dropping containers
Underslung loads
Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) compatible


The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is a system beyond comparison. It not only provides the highest level of durability needed for both sea or land operations, but as a modular system it offers the ultimate in flexibility in order to meet the needs of a wide variety of missions – and at a far more affordable cost than alternative systems.


Each one of our customers is unique, and to meet diverse and individual requirements the CAMCOPTER® S-100 has been designed to be fitted with a variety of payloads. It features platform and payload growth capabilities – with two payload bays, an auxiliary electronics bay, as well as two side payload hard points and the ability to carry underslung loads. Its typical capacity is 50 kg.

As standard, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 flies with state-of-the-art EO / IR sensors. Integrated spotlights, loudspeakers or Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) are also available.


There are a number of antenna options available out to 200 km range.


The powerful multi-capable system software of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 is intuitively controlled through an easy-to-use operator interface.
To give operators immediate access to vital data, the ground control workstation displays the position of the UAV as well as status information in real time on a user-friendly, aviation-style instrument panel.

The Payload Ground Control allows the operator to control the payload while also having access to mission planning information, video-viewing, recording and frame capture.

The setup of the Ground Control Workstation itself is flexible depending on the user’s needs – so the CAMCOPTER® S-100 can be commanded from two laptop computers or integrated into a larger system; from a static setup (container), to moving (vehicle) to integrated (ship).



The Control Station (CS) system is network-enabled and with its Windows™ based architecture and Ethernet single cabling, it can be easily integrated, seamlessly passing information around the user community.


The CUBE acts as a hub between the CAMCOPTER® S-100 and all ground components as well as higher-level networks. It is a compact, sealed module using military standard connectors and is entirely versatile, having been designed either for portable use or permanent installation on a vehicle or ship.

Its small footprint and network-ability allows it to be easily expanded to cover control of multiple UAV’s from either a single shelter, a moving vehicle or from a ship’s command and control center.

Its primary C-band highly encrypted data link provides exceptional line-of-site range.

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