They also carry ten packages a night.
BRATISLAVA. Unmanned aircraft (so-called drones) are currently used to smuggle goods across the Slovak border with Ukraine. This is stated in the Strategies for protection against unauthorized use of drones in the area of critical infrastructure, privacy protection, unauthorized monitoring of objects of state interest, protection of objects of special importance and other important objects, illegal crossing of the state border or violation of no-fly zones in Slovakia.
The document was prepared in cooperation with several ministries under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior.
Tobacco, alcohol and weapons
“On the external border with Ukraine, there is a daily registered” dropping “of goods on the territory of the Slovak Republic. Sometimes it is even ten deliveries a night, “the document states. According to the strategy, illegal smuggling of goods across the state border is a significant criminal activity.
“Most of them are tobacco products, to a lesser extent drugs, alcohol, rare minerals and smaller weapons,” the material reports.
The strategy also points to the fact that drones are also used by terrorists around the world for the purpose of reconnaissance, attacks and filming for propaganda purposes.
“There is a presumption that even in the territory of the Slovak Republic, terrorist attacks could use the above methods to commit similar attacks and endanger the security of the Slovak Republic,” the material states. Given the severity of possible risks associated primarily with the production, sale and operation of unmanned aircraft in the airspace, the document identifies the security area of the Slovak Republic as the main threat area associated with it.
The registration system is missing
In this context, the document shows that, despite the obligation of the related legislation, no registration system has been established in the Slovak Republic for the registration of operators of unmanned systems or unmanned aircraft.
“Once the legislation in this area has been established and adopted, the problem of solving the system of electronic registers for operators of drones, drones and remote pilots needs to be addressed,” the strategy declares.
Another problem, according to the material, is that the competent public authorities do not have a system for monitoring and controlling the operation of drones.
“At the same time, it is determined to make high-quality unmanned aerial systems available to the relevant public authorities in fulfilling the set tasks in the field of security protection of the Slovak Republic,” the document added.