Drones Make Waves at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport in France
Photographers gathered in anticipation on the morning of October 12. In a remarkable scene, a drone flew prominently, with an airplane taking off in the background. But this wasn’t a mere coincidence. It was the grand finale of the European Civil Drone Exhibition, the UAV Show.
Drones in Action
At the Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport in France, a special four-hectare area, situated just 500 meters from one of the airport’s runways, was designated for the drone demonstration. Scalian, a renowned company, showcased a swarm of drones tasked with mapping the area. But that wasn’t all. In another showcase, a rogue drone was swiftly intercepted and captured using a net launched by an automated drone.
Patrice Rosier, co-manager of Reflet du Monde, reportedly said, “The project envisions the use of drones for fire detection and extinguishing, complete with water drop capability in hazardous pyrotechnic areas. They’ll take flight next spring. We are in the proof-of-concept…