Border Surveillance Systems

GMV has developed technology and built up experience in developing border surveillance systems, both on land and at sea.

In the framework of the European Commission’s European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), under the responsibility of the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX, shortened from the French Frontières extérieures), GMV has been selected for running the EUROSUR Pilot Project.

The EU agency FRONTEX, based in Warsaw, was set up as a specialist and independent body in charge of coordinating operational cooperation between member states for the purposes of managing external borders. It thus helps the member states to train up their national border guards, monitors the development of research on the control and surveillance of external borders, helps member states in circumstances requiring increased technical and operational assistance at external borders and provides member states with the necessary support in organizing joint return operations.

The main aim of the EUROSUR Pilot Project is to provide the necessary capacity for creating a permanent connection between the whole set of National Coordination Centers (NCCs) and FRONTEX itself, using an extensible system for sharing information. This allows all the following: 

  • Reduce the number of undetected illegal immigrants in the Schengen area
  • Reduce sea deaths among illegal immigrants
  • Increase Europe’s internal security by preventing offences on the external borders.

This project fits in perfectly with GMV’s ongoing strategy of internationalizing its defense and security activities and consolidates its leadership within Europe.