Lisbon, Portugal. 22 October 2021. TEKEVER has signed a new contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency for maritime surveillance by remotely piloted aircrafts. This innovative contract includes the deployment of lifeboats and many new sensors.
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has awarded a new contract to CLS, a French Space Agency subsidiary, and TEKEVER, a European drone manufacturer, for remotely piloted aircraft surveillance of European waters.
Through a four-year contract with maximum budget of €30M, EMSA is replacing a previous contract signed in 2018 for flights beyond visual line of sight by adding a new rescue capability: CLS and TEKEVER have added a new device to the maritime patrol version of their remotely piloted aircraft, able to deploy rescue boats for up to 8 people. The device also features Artificial Intelligence that calculates the best time to release the lifeboat to get as close as possible to the ship or person in distress.