About: drones Archives

  • Germany to send troops to Ukraine

    News | Europe's East 07-10-2014

    Germany plans to deploy Bundeswehr troops in a joint Franco-German mission to support an OSCE-brokered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, government sources said, with Social Democrats calling for a mandate from the Bundestag and the Left Party condemning the move “for historical reasons”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Eurodrones: too politically loaded a venture for Europe?

    News | Transport 23-07-2014

    The downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine has highlighted how unmanned aircraft could help Europe when it comes to surveillance operations in warzones.

  • German defence minister backs ‘European armed drone’

    News | Global Europe 03-07-2014

    Procurement of so-called fighter drones to protect German armed forces remains controversial, but Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has finally disclosed her plans for the aircraft: The German military should receive drones, she said, but these can only be deployed with parliamentary approval. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Leaders to back EU defence industry projects at summit

    News | Trade & Society 19-12-2013

    The idea of building a European drone is expected to make inroads at a two-day summit of EU heads of states and governments, which opens this evening (19 December).

  • Seven countries join forces to build a European drone

     Video | Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 20-11-2013

    France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain have signed an agreement on Tuesday (19 November) to build an unmanned aircraft by 2020 and challenge the dominance of the United States and Israel on a market seen as strategic.

  • Seven countries join forces to build a European drone

    News | Trade & Society 20-11-2013

    France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain have signed an agreement on Tuesday (19 November) to build an unmanned aircraft by 2020 and challenge the dominance of the United States and Israel on a market seen as strategic.

  • EU ministers discuss deployment of drones

    News | Security 18-11-2013

    European foreign and defence ministers will discuss how to deploy drones for civilian operations, ranging from disaster prevention to deterring human traffickers on the EU's borders, in a two-day meeting that opens in Brussels today (18 November) .

  • Barnier urges Europeans to build their own drones

    News | Trade & Society 24-07-2013

    In proposals aimed at relaunching cooperation on defence production, to be unveiled today (24 July), the EU’s commissioner for the internal market, Michel Barnier, urges Europe to shake off its dependency on Israel and the United States for pilotless military aircraft known as drones.