EU drones for Mediterranean

Hopes drones will speed up tracking of migrant boats.

EU to use Tekever drones to help in Mediterranean migrant crisis

BY JESSICA CHEN

The Portuguese navy plans to use drones to help survey the Mediterranean as the European Union steps up efforts to track and rescue thousands of migrants risking often deadly sea crossings from Africa.

The AR3 Net Ray drones, built by Portuguese IT, defense and aerospace group Tekever, will be based on a frigate and will take part in missions for EU border protection agency Frontex, Tekever Chief Operations Officer Ricardo Mendes said.

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Source: reuters.com

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