Aveillant installs drone detection radar at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


UK-based radar technology company Aveillant has installed its Gamekeeper drone detection radar at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

Managed by French Civil Aviation Authority subsidiary DSNA Services, as well as Groupe ADP, Gamekeeper will serve as the key component of the former’s comprehensive counter-drone solution, Hologarde.

Groupe ADP operates the three international airports in Paris.

Already operational in Monaco and Singapore, the Gamekeeper drone detection radar is capable of detecting small commercial drones at a range of 5km.

Aveillant CEO David Crisp said: “All too often in aviation, adoption of new technology only comes after there has been a serious accident of some sort. This week’s incident at Gatwick airport again highlights the growing danger from drones.

"We shouldn’t have to wait for an aircraft to hit a drone to put these measures in place."

“By working with innovative and progressive organisations such as DSNA Services and Groupe ADP, we are showing the technology is ready right now that can help prevent accidents from ever occurring in the first place.

"We shouldn’t have to wait for an aircraft to hit a drone to put these measures in place.”

Earlier this month, a drone was spotted in the vicinity of London Gatwick Airport, resulting in the temporary closure of the runway and five flights having to be re-routed.

Last year, the UK Airprox Board, which monitors reported near misses with aircraft, recorded 70 drone-related incidents, and figures up to May 2017 suggest this number is set to increase.


Image: Aerial view of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Photo: courtesy of Aveillant.