Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: HAPS

  • 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 […]

  • Airbus’ “Zephyr”: Stratospheric drone beats own record

    Airbus’ “Zephyr”: Stratospheric drone beats own record

    Airbus’ unmanned glider has been flying for 42 days without landing; no aircraft has been in the air without refueling for such a long time. As a flying Internet node, the drone could replace 250 cell towers. But there is interest mainly from the military. The “Zephyr” solar glider breaks more records during a test […]

  • Frontex closes surveillance gaps in the air and in space

    Frontex closes surveillance gaps in the air and in space

    High-flying drones are to reconnoitre the EU’s external borders from the stratosphere, a static zeppelin is already observing close to the ground. With interception systems in space, the EU border agency wants to locate and possibly tap satellite telephones in the Mediterranean. So far, the technology has only been installed in aircraft. The European Unionā€˜s […]