Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Alliance Ground Surveillance

  • The Bundeswehr flies the world’s largest drones over the Black Sea. When will the first one crash?

    The Bundeswehr flies the world’s largest drones over the Black Sea. When will the first one crash?

    Germany is the largest contributor to five Nato “Global Hawk” drones in Sicily. The military alliance has been using them to monitor its “eastern flank” for two years. The crash of a US “Reaper” fighter drone off the coast of…

  • Libya and Russia: NATO spy drones fly first missions

    Libya and Russia: NATO spy drones fly first missions

    Western military forces have stationed seven GLOBAL HAWK on Sicily. Unlike US Air Force drones, NATO switches off their transponders during missions A drone stationed in Sicily as part of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme has completed its first…

  • Germany abandons plans for own NATO drones

    Germany abandons plans for own NATO drones

    In Sicily, NATO has stationed five and the US Air Force two high-flying GLOBAL HAWK. An additional “national provision” was to cost German taxpayers over half a billion euros The German government is refraining from plans to acquire its own…

  • Spy drone “Euro Hawk”: German government sells parts to NATO

    Spy drone “Euro Hawk”: German government sells parts to NATO

    The Bundeswehr hands over devices and instruments of the mothballed “Euro Hawk” to NATO. It is still unclear what will happen to the aircraft itself and the ground stations. Canada withdrew its buying interest, now the US government could step…

  • Bundeswehr drone projects: further delays to Global Hawk, Euro Hawk and Triton

    Bundeswehr drone projects: further delays to Global Hawk, Euro Hawk and Triton

    The US company Northrop Grumman is constructing several derivatives of the Global Hawk drone, including the Euro Hawk, which was once prized by the Bundeswehr, and its successor model Triton. NATO is procuring five Global Hawk drones, which are to be stationed in Sicily. They…