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EMSA tender for surveillance UAV

25th April 2016 - 16:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Portsmouth

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The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) will issue a tender for the procurement of a UAV to assist with its data and information gathering efforts, with the intention to expand its range of unmanned capabilities in the future.

At the Offshore Patrol and Surveillance conference on 20 April Markku Mylly, EMSA executive director, told delegates that a tender had been signed the previous week for the provision of an unmanned system to aid in its information gathering activities.

Potential UAS activities discussed included monitoring emission controls among maritime users and fishing vessel movements.

‘We are looking for a medium or …

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