Winter Olympics bosses declare drone defence strategy a success

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The international drone detection technology manufacturer that provided UAV security solutions at the 2018 Winter Olympics has announced its operations were a success.

DroneShield, an industry leader in the emerging industry of drone security solutions, said it has now received official confirmation that the counter-drone products that were utilised for the protection of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, were operated successfully.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s managing director and CEO, said: “It was an honour to be able to provide the PyeongChang Olympics with threat protection in the aerial domain. The use of our products at this pre-eminent event is a testament to their quality and effectiveness.”

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Held between 9 and 25 February 2018, the Games featured 102 events in fifteen sports, with 2,914 athletes from 92 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed.

In addition to security solutions, drones played a key role at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The UAV team from Intel provided entertainment with drone displays for the opening and closing ceremonies and DJI implemented a temporary no-fly restriction around the arena to safeguard the games against rogue operators.

 

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