Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Aerial Surveillance

  • Frontex expands aerial surveillance: More deployments of planes, drones and surveillance satellites

    Frontex expands aerial surveillance: More deployments of planes, drones and surveillance satellites

    The EU border agency is increasingly passing on the coordinates of refugee boats to neighbouring countries in the Mediterranean. This also includes the Coast Guard in Libya. A whistleblower now reports on these incidents. Frontex is monitoring the Mediterranean and…

  • Secret aerial surveillance: What does an hour’s flight with a Frontex drone cost?

    Secret aerial surveillance: What does an hour’s flight with a Frontex drone cost?

    With a new regulation, the EU border agency has set up its own aerial surveillance with aircraft. With the arrival of drones, migration control with the “Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance” has become much more effective, but presumably also more expensive. For…

  • Frontex has air superiority

    Frontex has air superiority

    With its aerial surveillance, from space and soon possibly from the stratosphere, the EU border agency is becoming a quasi-secret service Twice in the past six years, the EU has drastically expanded Frontex’s powers. In 2016, the agency was allowed…