In 2018 Schiebel partnered with Raytheon delivered 3 Camcopter S-100 drones under Navy Minor Project 1942 as an interim shipborne vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
In May 2022, the S-100 was confirmed as the winner of the Sea 129 Phase 5 program to run from 2024 to 2028 to provide an undisclosed number of drones (possible 40) to be embarked on the 8 Anzac class frigates and 12 Arafura class OPVs the first of which will be commissioned in 2023.
However in September 2023, after 16 months of operations, the contract has been formally dropped as part of the 2023 Defence Strategic Review (DSR) by the new Australian Labor government.
06-May-22 - As part of the Royal Australian Navy Sea 129 Phase 5 program Schiebel in partnership with Raytheon will deliver an undisclosed number of S-100 Camcopter drones as shipborne VTOL aircraft. The RAN is already operating three of them since 2018 #drones
03-Aug-21 - Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) took part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 carrying a 816 Squadron MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and a 822X Squadron Camcopter drone #TS21