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Taiwan mulls at-sea unmanned technology

19th September 2016 - 03:57 GMT | by Charles Au in Kaohsiung

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The Camcopter S-100 appeared at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung International Maritime & Defence Exhibition as the Austrian manufacturer aligns it towards Coast Guard Administration (CGA) requirements.

The CGA lacks its own air unit even though ten of its cutters have flight decks suitable for helicopters. Instead, the coast guard has to coordinate with the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) or National Airborne Service Corps to provide onboard helicopter operations.

Neither does the CGA have its own ground crews or any experience in maintaining aircraft. Schiebel believes the Camcopter could resolve all these problems, giving the CGA a surveillance capability on both land

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