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 […]
Libya and Russia: NATO spy drones fly first missions
Western military forces have stationed seven GLOBAL HAWK on Sicily. Unlike US Air Force drones, NATO switches off their transponders during missions A drone stationed in Sicily as part of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme has completed its first missions. Flights were made towards Libya and Russia, reports ItalMilRadar. The internet portal evaluates the […]
Germany abandons plans for own NATO drones
In Sicily, NATO has stationed five and the US Air Force two high-flying GLOBAL HAWK. An additional „national provision“ was to cost German taxpayers over half a billion euros The German government is refraining from plans to acquire its own spy drones for NATO. This is what the Ministry of Defence writes in its answer […]
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 the Interior is providing €7.2 million for the operation of drones in the central Mediterranean. […]