Frontex: UAV Workshop and Demonstration Event for Maritime Surveillance

Frontex has issued a press release:

“In the context of the development of a common European border surveillance system (EUROSUR), Member States are expected to improve and harmonise their surveillance activities in order to ensure effective detection of illegal immigration and cross-border crime. In the maritime domain, there is a wide spectrum of possible technical means that can be employed to provide effective surveillance … [h]owever, it is clear that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could also play an important role in further enhancing border surveillance in the future, though they face a number of technical and other challenges.

Following last year’s successful mini-UAV demonstration event in Finland focusing on surveillance of land borders, Frontex R&D Unit intends to organise a UAV workshop and real-flight demonstration event at the beginning of June 2010 in Spain covering the maritime domain. …”

Click here for full press release.

Click here for Frontex press release regarding its 24 May Conference on “Surveillance Technology for Border Control.”

Click here for IPS article: “Military Technology to Track Down Migrants?”

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