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Camcopter - a multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle, the creation of the Austrian company Schiebel Elektronische Geräte GmbH. The development of this UAV was carried out at the beginning of the 90-ies. Camcopter is a UAV with a vertical take-off, which is designed for monitoring, target designation, topographic surveying and mining. These objectives were achieved thanks to the installation of a color CCD camera with the ability to transmit video in real time. The unmanned vehicle is controlled from a ground station. The autonomous control system consists of an integrated navigation system that is integrated with the DGPS positioning system.

To determine the exact location of targets and drones, using information generated by a geographic information system. In 1996, on the UAV Camcopter came to see and appreciate the representatives of the Swedish and the Italian Army, US Marine Corps, the Israeli Ministry of Defense. One unit bought for the needs of the US Air Force. The first demonstrative flight occurred Camcopter in Fort Benning in 1997 year. Serial production of UAVs deployed to 1998 years.

Schiebel CAMCOPTER. Characteristics:

Modification Camcopter
The diameter of the rotor, m 3.02
Length m 2.50
Height, m 0.80
Width, m 0.80
Weight, kg  
null 40
maximum take-off 66
engine's type 1 AP
Power, hp X 1 15
Maximum speed km / h 102
Cruising speed, km / h 90
Radius of action, km  
with conventional data transmission 10
with improved transmitter 80
Flight duration, h 6
Rate of climb, m / min 18
Practical ceiling, m 1700


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