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 Crimea throws a spotlight on Western military surveillance in favour of Ukraine. The US Air […]
Hensoldt: New German platform to be able to jam Russian air defense radars
The Bundeswehr is modernizing its electronic warfare capabilities. A new system is to be fitted to Eurofighters once it has been developed Hensoldt, a German company specializing in sensor technology, has developed Kalaetron Attack, an electronic warfare system. Recent ground tests have proven its effectiveness in „current threat scenarios“, the German defense company writes in […]
Mediterranean Sea: Frontex claims to have detected 13,000 refugees with drones
After in Malta, the EU border agency is now stationing a long-range drone on Crete. There is contradictory information on the surveillance technology on board. According to its own figures, Frontex has detected at least 13,000 refugees in 300 cases with the help of long-range drones and reported them to the responsible coast guards. Since […]
Disrupted supply chains: Chip shortage hampers new EU databases
An EU agency is building a recognition system with biometric data on 400 million travellers. The contractors seem to have overstretched themselves In future, anyone wishing to enter the European Union without a visa will have to register in a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) via a form on the internet, providing information […]