Patrol Cars Started Operating
At the end of May 2019, for the first time in its history, Frontex started to operate its own patrol cars in various field deployments at Europe’s borders.
The patrol cars are a first step towards Frontex operating its own equipment rather than relying on equipment from the EU Member States. This relieves the pressure on Member States participating in the agency’s activities and enables Frontex to react more quickly to any developments at the EU’s external borders. Other Frontex equipment planned for the future include own vans, vessels, planes, and remotely piloted aircraft.