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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

MONT-DE-MARSAN: Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux. Suddenly, a loud squawk fills the air as a…

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European Drone Studies To Be Launched This Summer

Europe is seeking to be more self-sufficient in terms of providing its own surveillance drones.  The european drone studies are a result of a partnership between France, Germany, and Italy represent a step in this direction.    This article was published on Defense News. (Photo: Airbus Defence and Space) “PARIS — France plans to sign an agreement with Germany and Italy to launch studies for a European medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV at the Paris Air Show in mid-June, said French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. The signing is seen as a critical…

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