Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Airbus

  • EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    The European border agency observes boats with refugees from the air and lets them be brought back to North Africa. A new report by human rights organisations criticises this as „Airborne Complicity“. The European Union has withdrawn ships from the central Mediterranean and is investing in aerial surveillance instead. Refugees who find themselves in distress […]

  • After EU recommendation: Frontex drone allowed to fly in civilian airspace in Greece

    After EU recommendation: Frontex drone allowed to fly in civilian airspace in Greece

    Two Israeli arms companies are offering their long-range drones in Europe for border surveillance. In addition to the military in Switzerland, the Greek coast guard is also carrying out corresponding missions. For more than a year, the EU border agency Frontex has stationed a large drone at Valletta Airport in Malta to monitor the central […]

  • Border surveillance: Frontex installs cameras in the stratosphere

    Border surveillance: Frontex installs cameras in the stratosphere

    With high-altitude platforms, the EU border agency aims to close the gap between its planes, drones and satellites. Frontex could in future have high-flying platforms deployed for surveillance from the stratosphere. In this way, the European Border Agency wants to close the gap between aircraft and satellites, which are already used for border surveillance. A […]

  • US military test flight: Zephyr solar glider crashed

    US military test flight: Zephyr solar glider crashed

    Airbus‘ high-flying drone has crashed in the desert just hours before setting a record for the longest flight ever recorded by an aircraft. The Zephyr solar-powered drone has crashed over the Arizona desert after a long-distance flight of 64 days. On tracking websites, the glider’s route suddenly became invisible on Friday 19 August and did […]