The AIRICA project involves four project partners.
The Netherlands Coastguard is an independent civil organisation with its own tasks, responsibilities and competences. It is responsible for 15 types of operations in the North Sea area. To carry out these tasks, the Dutch Governmental Shipping Company and some participating ministries have placed nautical and aeronautical assets (equipment and man power) at the disposal of the Netherlands Coastguard.
The NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre is a long-standing non-profit foundation for research and development. Its mission is to provide expert contributions to activities in aerospace and related fields. As an independent foundation, NLR provides services to public and private organisations, both national and international. NLR has been involved in D&A system development since 2004.
Schiebel, which will provide the RPA system that will be used for the AIRICA demonstration flights, is the developer and manufacturer of the CAMCOPTER® S-100. This highly versatile and reliable unmanned helicopter provides a unique balance of advanced capabilities, operational flexibility, outstanding performance and is in operational use in many countries worldwide. Founded in 1951, the Vienna, Austria-based Schiebel focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).
Commando Lucht Strijdkrachten (CLSK) is the operational branch of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. CLSK, through DutchMil, will provide the project with the required Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Information Service (ATIS). The RPAS test and demonstration flights will be executed under the control of DutchMil. CLSK will also support the project by providing intruder aircraft to test the D&A capabilities of the RPAS.