Naval News reports that the British Coast Guard is conducting trials using the Schiebel S-100. (We have talked about this UAV before.)
These systems provide us with an option to keep our Sikorsky S92 helicopter crew at Caernarfon on standby for lifesaving events, while the unmanned aircraft are tasked with providing safety overwatch and monitoring which those manned aircraft would otherwise have been sent to carry out. Bristow began initial testing with Schiebel in 2018, with a view to bringing these UAVs into service during the current UKSAR contract. We are proud to have successfully completed these first missions on behalf of HM Coastguard.”
“Bristow, the global leader in vertical flight, has been awarded a 10-year contract by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to deliver the Second-Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) programme. The contract includes the operational deployment of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).” https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/08/bristow-to-provide-schiebel-camcopter-uas-capability-to-uksar2g/
“Euronaval 2022: Schiebel promotes naval version of its CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS drone” Sounds like they are putting more emphasis on Coast Guard type missions.
“Thales And Schiebel Win Royal Navy Peregrine Competition With S-100.” https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2023/02/thales-and-schiebel-win-royal-navy-peregrine-competition-with-s-100/
This is reportedly for the Type 23 frigates, there are 13, 8 ASW specialists, and 5 general purpose, but there is no indication how many systems are being purchaced or the cost of the contract.