In another attempt to battle the spreading problem of drones transporting contraband to prison inmates around the globe, France is soliciting bids from companies to install anti-UAV defense systems in many of the nation’s penitentiaries.
As DroneDJ has reported over the past year, the incidence of drones being used to transport contraband – including drugs, tobacco, mobile phones, electronics, and even weapons – to prison inmates has not only increased dramatically, but spread to virtually all countries where consumer UAVs are accessible. France has been no exception to that, with jails across the country reporting rising numbers of intercepted flights, as well as successful drops authorities only discover when banned payloads are found circulating among detainees.
To help battle that, French correctional officials have initiated a bidding process for over $14.7 million in anti-drone tech.
According to a public notice posted online, France’s…