I found this video over at CIMSEC where they posted a short review of the progress in the use of UAVs,
I had not been thinking of using UAVs from icebreakers, but it makes a lot of sense. As we have seen, flying helicopters in the Arctic is still a dangerous business. In addition to removing people from a relatively dangerous environment, UAVs have the potential advantage of much longer endurance. The UAV in the video is the Austrian built Schiebel S-100 that is used by the Chinese Navy as well as the French and German Navies and many other agencies.