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Thales, Schiebel complete factory acceptance test for UK MoD Peregrine programme

30th August 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Camcopter S-100 UAS will operate from UK Royal Navy Duke-class Type 23 frigates. (Photo: Thales)

Thales and Schiebel have successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the Peregrine Programme, advancing the delivery of the Camcopter S-100 UAS for UK Royal Navy warships.

The FAT, a pivotal milestone in the programme’s development, marks an important step towards the final delivery of the Camcopter S-100 UAS Peregrine system which aims to provide a protective ‘eye in the sky’ capability for UK RN warships.

With the FAT approval in place, the Peregrine programme is now set to commence its first deliveries, a milestone the Thales states is ‘ahead of schedule signifying an important advancement in strengthening the UK MoD’s operational capabilities’.

‘During the testing phase, Thales and Schiebel showcased the Peregrine’s exceptional capabilities to the specified requirements. The results have been outstanding, highlighting the program’mes steadfast adherence to schedule and the unwavering commitment of both companies to excellence.’

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Incorporated into the Camcopter S-100 is a Thales I-Master radar which will take reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions to higher levels for the RN. As well, the S-100 is supported by an Automatic Identification System fused with the CarteNav AIMS mission system, allowing operators to quickly detect and identify unknown targets.

The contract for Peregrine, formally known as Flexible Tactical Uncrewed Air System (FTUAS), will see Schiebel's S-100 Camcopter aid the situational awareness of Duke-class Type 23 frigates when they are deployed.

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