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A new EU maritime surveillance network soon to be operational

(BRUSSELS2) Developed within the European Defense Agency, the maritime surveillance network should be operational from 1er July. This network – called MARSUR – currently in the testing phase – will strengthen maritime surveillance. It may also be used in operations consistent with EU foreign and security policy. The MARSUR maritime imaging system has, in fact, been specially designed for crisis management operations external to the EU. “ It can be used for the analysis of positioning information or for the geographical targeting of aircraft and buildings favorable for maritime surveillance. “, explained a Finnish naval officer. Fifteen states of the European Union are expected to participate. Six countries (France, Finland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) are already participating in the testing phase.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).