Washington to supply AeroVironment drones to Tunisia
US drone manufacturer AeroVironment is going to supply a new batch of eight tactical observation drones to the Tunisian army, with the Pentagon's blessing.
US drone manufacturer Martin UAV, which had been short-listed to equip four offshore patrol vessels for the Navy, has withdrawn from the project following the crash of the prototype it had sent to Tunisia. The incident may not necessarily play to Rival Schiebel's advantage.
Delair, with the backing of the French foreign ministry, has delivered 14 surveillance drones to the Moroccan gendarmerie to help it combat irregular immigration. The issue has caused serious diplomatic tensions between Rabat and its European partners.
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is involved in all stages of European migration policy, from conducting studies to lobbying and tendering for the provision of border surveillance and protection equipment for local border guards.
The Portuguese maker of surveillance UAVs is to give Tunisia's defence ministry a demonstration of its wares. It has its eye on a slice of EU funding for programmes in Tunisia and Libya aimed at preventing irregular migrants reaching its borders.
By awarding a contract for the surveillance of Morocco's borders to businessman Alexandre Taleb and his company Intertech, the European Union is looking to strengthen the capacities of the North African country's security bodies.