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Anti-Drone Technology To Be Deployed At Euro 2016

Posted: May 18, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

France is reportedly set to declare no-fly zones and deploy anti-drone technology over the 10 host stadiums at the 2016 European championship.

The host country also said the anti-drone technology would be deployed at training grounds for most of the 51 games.

According to BBC Sport, French authorities have reportedly trained for the possibility of drones being used to disperse chemical or biological weapons over crowds.

The security move has come following last November’s Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed.

Those attacks included three explosions outside the city’s Stade de France, where France was playing Germany in an international friendly.

Ziad Khoury, the head of security for Euro 2016, says the safety technology deployed can “interfere with and take control of drones”.

Khoury described the technology as a “dissuasive measure that didn’t exist at previous sports events”.

Euro 2016 starts on June 10 and runs until July 10.