Thales and Schiebel have announced the completion of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Peregrine Programme.
It marks an important step towards the final delivery of the CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS Peregrine System, which is a rotary wing Uncrewed Air System (UAS) which aims to provide a protective ‘eye in the sky’ capability for Royal Navy warships.
In February 2023, Thales and Schiebel emerged victorious in the Royal Navy Peregrine competition. As part of the contract, an S-100 UAS equipped with an advanced naval surveillance sensor suite will be deployed to enhance the security of a Type 23 frigate during operational missions.
CAMCOPTER S-100 incorporates Thales I-Master radar for reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence-gathering missions.
Moreover, in a parallel development, the Royal Navy is gearing up to commence their comprehensive operator and maintainer training on the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100.