Libya Purchases Coastal Surveillance System

Libyan officials signed a €20 million contract on 14 October to purchase a national coastal surveillance system from Transas Marine, an Irish company.  According to the company’s press release, the system “will ensure continuous surveillance of the territorial waters, safety of navigation, reduction of illegal immigration and protection of the marine environment.”  The system is scheduled to become operational in 16 months.  Malta Today noted that the “deal was inked after the European Commission … offered Libya up to 50 million euros in aid to stop the flow of illegal migrants to Europe and to protect refugees.”

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2 responses to “Libya Purchases Coastal Surveillance System

  1. Christian

    Is there any reliable source on the claim that a “deal was inked after the European Commission … offered Libya up to 50 million euros in aid to stop the flow of illegal migrants to Europe and to protect refugees”?

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