Thales and Schiebel are delighted to announce the successful completion of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Peregrine Programme. The FAT, a pivotal milestone in the programme’s development, marks an important step towards the final delivery of the cutting-edge CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS Peregrine System, the game changing rotary wing Uncrewed Air System (UAS) which aims to provide a protective ‘eye in the sky’ capability for Royal Navy warships. 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’s steadfast adherence to schedule and the unwavering commitment of both companies to excellence. With the FAT approval in place, the Peregrine Programme is now set to commence its first deliveries, ahead of schedule signifying an important advancement in strengthening the UK MOD’s operational capabilities.
“We have achieved a significant milestone in the Peregrine Programme. The S-100’s advanced features and proven performance ensure it will be a game-changer in the field of unmanned aerial systems, providing the Royal Navy with an invaluable asset,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.
“We are immensely proud of the successful Factory Acceptance Test and the progress achieved in the Peregrine Programme. Our unwavering dedication to precision engineering and collaboration with Schiebel has resulted in a cutting-edge solution that will undoubtedly strengthen the UK MOD’s operational capabilities,” stated Hervé Hamy, Vice President ISR Business Line at Thales.
The innovative technologies incorporated into the CAMCOPTER® S-100 such as the Thales I-Master radar are poised to elevate reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence-gathering missions to higher levels for the Royal Navy. 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. This training will empower the Royal Navy personnel with increased UAS expertise, ensuring seamless integration and optimal utilisation of this state-of-the-art system. The joint effort between Thales and Schiebel, in conjunction with the UK MOD’s support, has led to this resounding success. The completion of the Factory Acceptance Test and impending training for the Royal Navy demonstrates our shared commitment to delivering exceptional and mission-critical solutions.
Founded in 1951 in Vienna, the globally operating Schiebel Group focuses on the development, design and production of the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Certified to meet AS/EN 9100 standards, Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing high-tech military, commercial and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. Schiebel has facilities in Vienna and Wiener Neustadt (Austria), Manassas, VA (USA), Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Shoalhaven (Australia).
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader serving the aerospace, defence and digital identity and security markets. Our solutions help to make the world safer, greener and more inclusive. The company invest close to €4 billion a year in research and development to drive innovation in key areas such as quantum technologies, cloud technologies, 6G and cybersecurity. Thales has 77,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2022, the company generated sales of €17.6 billion.