4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Rescue and relief services
5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Detection technologies
6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» Communication equipment and technologies
» Electronic authentication
» Cyber security
The result and the deliverable of our R & D is to produce a pilot vessel with low cost fuel requirements
capable of sea border surveillance and S & R (Search & Rescue) activities. The uniqueness of this
vessel is that it will carry a relatively small unmanned helicopter or VTOL (Vertical Take Off and
Landing) which will have a substantial radius of activity and which will carry a similar set of detection
and surveillance instruments. This aircraft will have the capability of operating independently from
the vessel in cases where inter-island surveillance is required. There will be communication between
all assets and base stations; the vessel itself will set the standards of innovative construction.
Attention is paid to the compliance of all rules and regulations pertaining to interoperability between
Border States, EU legislation, safety and insurance. The vessel will analyze and relay maritime
pollution and other environmental data to base. The vessel will be optionally piloted, use Stealth
technology and will be bullet proof and unsinkable. The vessel will have the capability to carry and
dispense small surveillance buoys utilizing GPS technology for maintaining position and which will be
dedicated to the base station and the vessel thus forming a chain of floating data relaying mini
The innovative craft through its operational cost profiles, will possibly contribute to standardization
in construction and operation.
In the investment evaluation phase and the calculation of the added value for the investors and the
society the overall benefits will be considered.
Following certification, the deliverable vessel – being adapted to the needs of the end users will enter
the phase of commercialization.