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Argos II HD to support Frontex maritime surveillance project

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Hensoldt’s Argos II HD electro-optical system will be deployed on two tethered aerostats and deliver extensive security surveillance over Greek islands as part of...

Frontex selects Airbus and IAI for UAV-based maritime aerial surveillance

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The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS) and its partner Israel...

Falco EVO UAV used to monitor illegal migration in Mediterranean

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The European Union’s Frontex Maritime Aerial Surveillance project has been successfully using Falco EVO unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor illegal immigrants in the...

Spain now “preferred” migrant destination

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Most migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year arrived in Spain, according to European Union estimates with Italy having the fewest irregular...

Leonardo deploys Falco UAV for Frontex trial

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Leonardo's Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa...

Frontex testing unmanned aircraft for border surveillance

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Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has begun testing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Greece, Italy...

African migrant pressure to persist on EU southern borders

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The European Union's southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year,...

In new EU sea mission, ships not obliged to bring migrants...

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The European Union's border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission...

New EU mission has no obligation to bring migrants to Italy

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European Union border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission to...

EU urged to save migrants, not patrol “make believe” border

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EU patrol vessels in the Mediterranean are putting lives at risk by operating too far from the Libyan coast where migrants embark...

EU border agency expects same number of migrants via Libya this...

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The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy,...

Frontex says 23,000 migrants reached Italy in August

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Some 23,000 irregular migrants arrived in Italy in August, the European Union's border agency said, most crossing the Mediterranean on what has...

More than a thousand boat migrants rescued off Libya

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Rescuers plucked more than a thousand migrants from overcrowded boats near Libya on Wednesday morning, Italy's coast guard said, the most reported...

EU agency gets extra US$33 mln to tackle migration

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EU lawmakers voted to give an extra 24 million euros this year, on top of the 88 million already allocated, to the...

Recession, controls cut illegal immigration to EU

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Economic crisis and tougher border controls are leading to a sharp decrease in illegal immigration into the European Union, the bloc's border...

Border challenges can be met

defenceWeb's border security conference has come and gone and by all accounts was a success. The event was well supported by industry...

Europe seeks closer cooperation on border security

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Europe is keen to step up border security cooperation with Africa. That was the message to defenceWeb's Border Control Africa conference from...

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