Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Satellites

  • EU finances defence against „hypersonic threats“

    EU finances defence against „hypersonic threats“

    Russia, China and North Korea have missiles with very high velocities. The EU cannot yet combat such systems. For the first time, the EU Commission has released funds from the European Defence Fund. The first €1.2 billion is to be spent on 61 projects, including the development of sixth-generation combat aircraft. The largest chunk, about […]

  • Border surveillance: Frontex installs cameras in the stratosphere

    Border surveillance: Frontex installs cameras in the stratosphere

    With high-altitude platforms, the EU border agency aims to close the gap between its planes, drones and satellites. Frontex could in future have high-flying platforms deployed for surveillance from the stratosphere. In this way, the European Border Agency wants to close the gap between aircraft and satellites, which are already used for border surveillance. A […]

  • 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 […]

  • Maritime surveillance: Spy satellites in Frontex operation

    Maritime surveillance: Spy satellites in Frontex operation

    Electronic intelligence from space has long been the business of intelligence agencies and the military. Miniaturized technology and Musk’s SpaceX company are now making this interesting for border agencies. Even radars from ships are to be scanned unnoticed by satellites. To locate and track vessels, Frontex uses Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, which requires every […]