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FRONTEX TESTING UNMANNED AIRCRAFT FOR BORDER SURVEILLANCE
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Source: Frontex


Source: Frontex


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WARSAW, Poland -- Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has begun testing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Greece, Italy and Portugal to monitor the European Union’s external borders.

Frontex is exploring the surveillance capability of the medium altitude long endurance RPAS and evaluating the related cost efficiency and endurance. The agency will test the unmanned aircraft in several operational situations. These include surveillance of the sea, support of Search and Rescue operations, detection of vessels suspected of criminal activities, such as drug and weapon smuggling and information sharing with multiple users in real time.

In Greece, the trial that started is supported by the Hellenic Coast Guard, in cooperation with the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority and Air Force. In Italy, the trial, which is in its last phase of preparations, will be supported by Polizia di Stato and Guardia di Finanza.

The RPAS being tested by Frontex carry surveillance equipment, including thermal cameras and radars. The testing in Greece and Italy is scheduled to be completed this year.

In Portugal, the agency is using a smaller unmanned aircraft to monitor the North Atlantic Ocean and share this information in real time. This capability allows Frontex and national authorities to react more quickly to cross-border crime, especially drug smuggling.

In Portugal, Frontex is working together with the European Maritime Safety Authority (EMSA), which provides the RPAS to Frontex there. The agency is also cooperating with the Portuguese Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR), Navy and Air Force. The operation will be remotely coordinated from the Frontex Situational Center in Poland by both Frontex experts and Portuguese authorities.

Source:  Frontex
Associated URL: https://frontex.europa.eu/media-centre/news-release/frontex-begins-testing-unmanned-aircraft-for-border-surveillance-zSQ26A
Source Date: September 27, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 
 
OSCE UAV SPOTS SAMS IN DONBAS
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Source: Russia MoD


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KYIV -- Three surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems were spotted by monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in separatist-occupied areas of Donbas, Ukraine. An unmanned air vehicle (UAV) spotted the 9K35 Strela-10 SAMs during a flight over the village of Katerynivka (formerly Yuvileine). This village is 8 kilometers west of Luhansk.

OSCE is also reporting an increase in cease-fire violations.

Pro-Russian separatists took control of parts of eastern Ukraine in 2014. Moscow is accused of supporting these separatists.

Source:  UNIAN
Associated URL: https://www.unian.info/war/10292862-osce-spots-three-surface-to-air-missile-systems-in-russian-occupied-donbas.html
Source Date: October 10, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 
 
INSTANTEYE ROBOTICS INTRODUCES NEW INSTANTEYE MK-3 PRODUCT LINE
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Source: InstantEye Robotics


Source: InstantEye Robotics


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ANDOVER, Mass. -- InstantEye Robotics announced today the next evolution in its family of combat-proven, small, unmanned aerial systems, the InstantEye Mk-3 series. These new systems incorporate state-of-the-art data encryption, enhanced payload support, and a new operator interface with expanded features and capabilities.

Cyber security of unmanned systems is increasingly important as the number and variety of robotic systems grows. To address cyber threats, InstantEye Mk-3 systems incorporate sophisticated data protection and communication security architectures. The all-digital communication links use advanced encryption methods to reduce the risk of eavesdropping on telemetered data. Layered on top of the control systems are threat protection frameworks designed to detect and isolate various spoofing, takeover and denial-of-service attacks. InstantEye Robotics is dedicated to protecting the security of its systems, ensuring the operator receives the information they need, when they need it.

A key feature of all InstantEye systems is their ability to use different payloads depending on mission needs. To support the ever-increasing number and complexity of new payloads, InstantEye Mk-3 systems have an enhanced plug-and-play interface that expands the types of payloads that can be carried and the amount of data that is telemetered to the operator.

InstantEye systems are noted for ease of operation with an intuitive ground control system (GCS). The new InstantEye Mk-3 systems use an Android-based tablet computer and provide increased functionality with a new hand controller. The tablet computer provides real-time processing of system data for immediate situational awareness. Like the InstantEye Mk-2 GCS, the system is self-contained, maximizing tactical maneuvering capability of the operator.

The systems currently being offered in the product line are the InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1/D2 and the InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1/D2. The InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1/D2, is the smallest aircraft in the family, with low audible and visual signatures, allowing it to execute close-area target reconnaissance (CATR) undetected. The InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1/D2 is the largest aircraft in the family, with a payload carrying capacity of over three pounds. Coming in 2019 is the InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-E1, which utilizes a networked military software-defined radio and will offer an optional SAASM GPS configuration.

InstantEye Robotics is a division of Physical Sciences Inc., both located in Andover Massachusetts. InstantEye Robotics is a global leader in tactical unmanned aircraft systems. When customers need a reliable, portfolio-manageable, multi-mission system, they choose InstantEye.

Source:  InstantEye Robotics
Associated URL: http://www.instanteyerobotics.com
Source Date: October 10, 2018
Posted: 10/11/2018

 

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