Greece to deploy blimps to monitor borders

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Greece this week took the first steps toward implementing a plan by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for the surveillance of its borders with the use of 2 leased Zeppelin blimps from the EU.

The first of the two blimps that are expected to be deployed is already at the airport of Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece.

A second is to be deployed at the beginning of August in a military outpost near the village of Plaka on the northern Aegean of Limnos.

They are equipped with state-of-the-art cameras with a range stretching beyond 16 Kilometres and will provide an idea of the movements not only at sea but also on the Greek-Turkish land border.