Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Thales

  • 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…

  • Frontex Files: The Military-Border Police Complex

    Frontex Files: The Military-Border Police Complex

    Following Freedom of Information requests, the EU Border Agency has released over one hundred presentations, most of which feature companies promoting their military technologies for securing Europe’s external borders. Deployments to counter migration use drones, satellites, high-resolution cameras and radars,…

  • Border with Turkey: EU Commission wants to track down refugees with “foliage detection”

    Border with Turkey: EU Commission wants to track down refugees with “foliage detection”

    A EU research project is testing the combination of different surveillance technologies on refugees. This involves telephone and motion detectors, cameras, radar systems, electromagnetic sensors as well as eavesdropping microphones. In addition to drones, “stratospheric platforms” will also be used.…

  • Rheinmetall builds armed drone tank

    Rheinmetall builds armed drone tank

    More and more states have unmanned land vehicles that can be armed or used for surveillance. Programmed missions are carried out completely autonomous. The Rheinmetall armaments group has developed a “Multimission Unmanned Ground Vehicle” (MMUGV) that is about to go…

  • European military drones to fly alongside civilian aircraft

    European military drones to fly alongside civilian aircraft

    Until now, army drones fly in segregated airspace, but soon they will also be allowed for civil airspace. For this purpose, military companies are developing automatic avoid systems. The “Eurodrone” will be the first to implement this as standard; in…

  • European border surveillance in Libya

    European border surveillance in Libya

    The shifting of the EU’s external borders to North Africa is generating profits for defence companies The European Union is stepping up efforts to protect its external borders. The focus is on developing the Frontex Border Agency into a European…