FRONTEX, Europe’s border and coast guard agency has published a tender to search for a supplier of a trial of VTOL RPAS for Multi-domain Aerial Surveillance for their activities of border control.
The service consists of the provision of turn-key multi-domain aerial border surveillance services in a quasi-operational environment, with remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The services shall include the platforms, payloads, ground stations, command, control and communications architecture, the necessary personnel and expertise to deploy, operate, manage and maintain it. The systems shall be used for the execution of a pilot project that will test and evaluate the performance, cost-efficiency and reliability of these platforms for the surveillance of contiguous multi-domain areas of interest, namely in maritime, coastal and land environments.
Full details can be found here: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=12447