Answer given by Ms Vălean on behalf of the European Commission
1. The framework Contract with the Centre of Engineering and Product Development (CEiiA) was signed on 27 September 2018 for an initial period of 24 months, but it was not implemented after January 2020. The framework Contract was not renewed, and it ended on 26 September 2020.
2. In total, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems operations in the framework of this contract were provided for 4 months in Iceland and for 2.5 months in Greece. For technical reasons linked to the implementation of the contract, the European Maritime Safety Agency decided not to renew it.