Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: EUROSUR

  • Border drones (Part 1): Unmanned surveillance of the EU’s external borders by Frontex

    Border drones (Part 1): Unmanned surveillance of the EU’s external borders by Frontex

    Since 2009, the EU Border Agency Frontex has been hosting training events on drones and inviting manufacturers to regular demonstrations. There, border police from Schengen member states were presented market-available unmanned systems for the surveillance of land and maritime borders.…

  • Unmanned surveillance for Fortress Europe

    Unmanned surveillance for Fortress Europe

    The agencies EMSA and Frontex have spent more than €300 million on drone services since 2016. The Mediterranean in particular is becoming a testing track for further projects. According to the study “Eurodrones Inc.” presented by Ben Hayes, Chris Jones…

  • Frontex Files: The Military-Border Police Complex

    Frontex Files: The Military-Border Police Complex

    Following Freedom of Information requests, the EU Border Agency has released over one hundred presentations, most of which feature companies promoting their military technologies for securing Europe’s external borders. Deployments to counter migration use drones, satellites, high-resolution cameras and radars,…

  • Italy and Frontex now monitor the Mediterranean Sea with large drones

    Italy and Frontex now monitor the Mediterranean Sea with large drones

    Last week, the EU Border Agency decided on the multi-year deployment of large drones in the Mediterranean, now Italy is following suit. The contractors have already carried out tests for Frontex over the past two years. The Italian Ministry of…

  • EU pays for surveillance in Gulf of Tunis

    EU pays for surveillance in Gulf of Tunis

    A new monitoring system for Tunisian coasts should counter irregular migration across the Mediterranean. The German Ministry of the Interior is also active in the country. A similar project in Libya has now been completed. Human rights organisations see it…

  • Frontex Aerial Service: Reconnaissance for the so-called Libyan coast guard

    Frontex Aerial Service: Reconnaissance for the so-called Libyan coast guard

    The EU Border Agency charters private aircraft to monitor the EU’s external borders. First Italy and Croatia have ordered the flights, now Frontex also flies in the Aegean Sea, above the Black Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The service will…