Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Fraunhofer

  • Exoskeletons: Race of the super soldiers

    Exoskeletons: Race of the super soldiers

    The military in the USA, China or even Germany uses motorised exoskeletons in logistics, while Russia is said to have already tested them in war. Russian defence company Rostec is working on an armoured exoskeleton that would cover a soldier’s entire body and provide ballistic protection against fragments. Embedded in fourth-generation combat equipment, human energy […]

  • Germany: Further step towards the introduction of “Cell Broadcast“

    Germany: Further step towards the introduction of “Cell Broadcast“

    So far, German authorities can only notify mobile phones of an impending disaster if their owners have registered beforehand. Soon it will be possible to warn all phones within a certain radius. It is questionable who will decide whether to send such a message. The German government is another step closer to introducing the “Cell […]

  • Greece: EU Commission upgrades border surveillance – and criticises it at the same time

    Greece: EU Commission upgrades border surveillance – and criticises it at the same time

    The Greek border police are using a sound cannon and drones on a new border fence, and the EU Commission expresses its “concern” about this. However, it is itself funding several similar research projects, including a semi-autonomous drone with stealth features for “effective surveillance of borders and migration flows” On Monday, the Associated Press (AP) […]

  • Query on Suspicion: German EU Council Presidency wants Criminal Records Index

    Query on Suspicion: German EU Council Presidency wants Criminal Records Index

    For the second time, the German Federal Criminal Police Office is leading an EU pilot project that aims to enable cross-border queries of police files. This could affect not only police suspects but also their associates or victims. The Federal Ministry of the Interior has been pursuing the project since the German EU Presidency in […]