10 September 2014 14.00

The Italian Navy Operation Mare Nostrum can now rely on the new Camcopter S-100 installed onboard ITS San Giusto since last August.

These versatile unmanned air vehicles are part of the Italian Navy’s vision of operational capabilities in a near future. The Campcopter has been installed onboard the San Giusto following a thorough feasibility study carried out by the Navy Staff, the Centro Sperimentale Aeromarittimo, and the Quarto Gruppo Elicotteri, Grottaglie, with the support from the Schiebel staff.

The Camcopter is of paramount importance in the humanitarian operation, thanks to its advanced capabilities, operational flexibility and outstanding performance that allow to detect and identify boats and intervene promptly. It can complete an entire mission automatically and with zero operator intervention, thus reducing risks for the personnel and enhancing operational capabilities of the naval instrument.

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