The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have selected TEKEVER’s AR5 Life Ray Unmanned Aerial Systems to demonstrate the first European maritime surveillance system where drones are integral to operations.
The first demonstration will be performed this summer over the Maltese waters of the Mediterranean sea, Pedro Sinogas, TEKEVER CEO said Wednesday.
Maritime operations have been brought into focus in Europe by the unprecedented migrant crisis. As part of the response to this crisis the EU border patrol agency FRONTEX has recently announced that it is in the planning phase of adding remotely piloted aircraft to its existing portfolio of satellite and sensor technologies for monitoring vessel traffic and migrant flows.
“During the demonstration in Malta, TEKEVER’s systems will be deployed from land and will perform operations across a range of maritime scenarios during the 4-6 weeks of testing”, added Pedro Sinogas.
This project is demonstrating the benefits of deploying unmanned aircraft in the dual roles of pollution monitoring and search and rescue. The project has developed the business case to deploy unmanned aircraft to augment, or even replace, existing assets such as satellites, manned aircraft and ships.
TEKEVER is working with maritime authorities from across the EU, coordinated with EMSA and will demonstrate operations in the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea across a wide range of environmental conditions.
With a wingspan of 4.3 meters and a payload of 50 kg, AR5 delivers performance of 8 to 12 hours missions. Typically systems in this class don’t offer Satellite Communications or on-board SAR. By delivering these capabilities the AR5 Life Ray UAS delivers unprecedented flexibility for maritime missions.
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