March 28 The first European Defense Fund (EDF) agreement was signed on a project that will strengthen the monitoring and security of the European marine environment. It is planned to use this system for the use of unmanned pilots (water, underwater, air).
The project “Open Partnership for Better Awareness on the European Marine Environment” (Ocean 2020) involving the Lithuanian Naval Forces (CJP) and member of the National Defense Industry Association – Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI) will be implemented by a consortium of 42 partners from 15 European countries.
The consortium, which involves the military forces of the European Union, research and innovation and private sector institutions, is headed by the Italian company Leonardo. For the whole project, more than 35 million euros are foreseen for the EDF. euro In this project, Lithuanian scientists, KJP, together with the most advanced high technology and defense companies, will seek to improve the use of non-pilot systems to enhance the safety of the European marine environment.
The implementation of the project in the Baltic Sea focuses on the effectiveness of non-pilot systems (air, water and underwater), the recognition of a recognized marine image and the provision of real-time information to the staff of the shore.
It is expected that the tests in the Baltic Sea will begin in 2020, and will be coordinated by the Swedish Naval Force. Tests in the Mediterranean will be coordinated by the Italian Navy.