A Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 demonstrated its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and cargo delivery capabilities at the annual NATO exercise “Dynamic Messenger 2022” in Portugal. The demonstration scenario was the surveillance and protection of approaches to a strategic port. With a barrier of sonobuoys already laid, the S-100 equipped with a Wescam MX-8 EO/IR sensor in the nose and the Thales BlueScan sonar data processing system, was deployed to monitor data from the sonobuoys and relaying it to a command post ashore, permitting the detection and classification of possible enemy submarines.
At the same NATO exercise, S-100 also demonstrated the ability to automatically detect and identify small objects at sea in various sea states, as part of ISR and SAR missions, for which it was equipped with Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch and a Wescam MX-10 camera-based sensors. The CAMCOPTER S-100 also delivered medical supplies from the port to a ship nearby, using its suspended cargo delivery net.