Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Eurodrone

  • British NGO: 26 countries have armed drones

    British NGO: 26 countries have armed drones

    Every year, Drone Wars UK counts the number of countries that have medium-altitude, long-endurance armed drones. Some of them, however, do not use them at all. Another six governments are planning to procure them, including Germany and Poland. At least 26 states have so far procured armed drones or are manufacturing them themselves. Eleven of […]

  • Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Several defence ministries are participating in a project on “dual-use” reconnaissance drones. Only the Spanish army reveals that they can also be armed for military use. EU member states want to develop drones with “autonomous behaviours” that can be used for civilian and military purposes. These “dual-use” aircraft are to weigh around 150 kilograms and […]

  • Civil and military use: Armament companies test anti-collision system for drones

    Civil and military use: Armament companies test anti-collision system for drones

    In future, military drones will be treated the same as manned aviation.Then European air forces could also station the “Eurodrone” in their countries and exercise with it outside military training areas. For this, an EU project is to develop general standards. Bavarian company Hensoldt is nearing completion of a radar system that will allow drones […]

  • German Navy buys unmanned helicopters

    German Navy buys unmanned helicopters

    The Defence Ministry is equipping five corvettes with helicopter drones. This could bring a procurement process that has been going on for 13 years to an end. Last week, the German Bundestag passed a bill for the “Eurodrone”, a far-reaching drone project. Under the leadership of Airbus, defence companies from Germany, France and Italy are […]