Police and Border Guard Board Announces Planned Drone Purchase ({{commentsTotal}})

Ten days after the Defense Forces unveiled plans to purchase surveillance drones, the Police and Border Guard Board said it will follow suit, earmarking two million euros for the project.

The unmanned aerial vehicles will be used to survey borders and search for lost people, Eesti Päevaleht reported today.

Estonia will pay for only a fourth of the cost, with the rest coming from the European Union.

Further details of the purchase have not yet been made public.

For its part, the Defense Forces will spend six million euros on surveillance drones, which could enter service in 2015 or 2016.