France is banning drones during Euro 2016


Drones are an amazing piece of technology and a lot of fun but when they get into the wrong hands that can be very dangerous. Drones could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons over crowds among other risks. French authorities are taking this threat very seriously for the upcoming Euro 2016 which will take over a numerous cities around France starting June 10th.

No-fly zones has been defined over all 10 stadiums as well as training grounds. Taking no chances, Euro 2016 organisers announced deployment of a new technology that will interfere with UAV’s GPS signal and take over control of them if they are spotted. The idea is not to destroy the drones, because there could be collateral damage if they crashed into the public. The exact solution to be used has not been revealed.

Establishing no-fly zones started to be a common practice during large sporting events. During the last Super Bowl drones were banned in a half a mile radius around the stadium.

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