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Olympics 2024: how the army prepares the fight against drones

2023-03-21T16:52:20.694Z


DECRYPTION - Operators will have to provide 4,000 hours of surveillance at forty sites during the Games. Experiments have started.


Discreetly, the Air Force tested, on Saturday, for the first time life-size during the France-Wales rugby match, the anti-drone system which will be implemented during the Olympic Games. Paris in 2024. Given the experience they have in terms of air safety, the military have been tasked with organizing and coordinating the means of protection with the other State services, the gendarmerie or the police.

But we're going to have to scale up.

“We are going to deploy an unparalleled device for the army

,” promises General Étienne Faury, head of air protection for the Olympic Games.

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In 2024, the operators will have to provide 4,000 hours of surveillance and anti-drone fight on forty sites, estimated the deputies Jean-Louis Thiériot and Natalia Pouzyreff in a report on air defense published in February.

In comparison, securing the last parade on July 14 required 20 hours of anti-drone resources...

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Source: lefigaro

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