Nordic Unmanned says it is the first drone operator to have four simultaneous Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) deployments in Europe.

The company’s latest contract comes from a longtime partner, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Similar to what it did last year, Nordic Unmanned is assisting the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda with multipurpose maritime surveillance in the Strait of Gibraltar. 

The project includes the monitoring of sulfur oxide and nitric oxide levels in ship exhaust and assisting the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR) in search and rescue (SAR) operations as needed.

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Separating Africa from Europe and stretching only 15 km at its most narrow point, the busy waters of the Strait of Gibraltar host significant amounts of large and medium-sized vessels, notably oil tankers and freighters. Nordic Unmanned’s drones will…