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Security concerns above French nuclear site buzzed by unknown drones

A French nuclear site being buzzed by drones has led to increased security while officials try to determine the intent behind these mysterious flights
By: Michael Hatamoto | Drones News | Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:23 pm

French authorities are still looking for solutions to prevent future unauthorized drone flights over its nuclear power plant facilities, with 13 different incidents occurring between October 5 and November 2. Despite flying drones one kilometer in altitude - or within five kilometers around nuclear sites - is illegal, these random incidents continued to increase.

 

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As security threats around critical infrastructure, public gatherings, and sporting events increases, trying to detect drone flights remains difficult.

 

To detect these types of drone flights, using the Spynel, a sensor created by HGH Infrared Systems, provides UAV detection and tracking. The system has a 360-degree infrared thermal imaging camera and uses custom software to detect and track drones up to 11 kilometers away. It has been in use since 2007 - and could prove to be one answer to prevent unauthorized drone flights, helping protect infrastructure and civilians.

NEWS SOURCES:Prweb.com, Jto.s3.amazonaws.com

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