Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and national authorities are increasingly relying on airborne surveillance to better monitor what is happening at Europe’s maritime borders. To ensure that experts from Frontex and Member States are aware of the latest developments in airborne maritime surveillance, we will hold virtual Thematic Industry Days on 26-27 January 2021 to explore and assess innovative solutions in this field.
We are looking for state of the art products and services available on the market, as well as innovations able to cover multiple and complex operational scenarios. At the same time, it is crucial to ensure that related technologies are cost-effective and operationally efficient.
The main categories of interest are:
- un/manned airborne platforms (RPAS, aerostats, aircraft or combined) able to carry out maritime surveillance, search and rescue);
- maritime surveillance sensors: electro-optics, radar sensors, AIS and mobile phone detection equipment;
- command and control software able to integrate sensors and data from multiple assets. Data fusion and analytics from land, airborne, sensors and third party data sources and
- beyond line-of-sight encrypted wideband communications.