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Anti-drone technology to be used at Euro 2016

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Paris: Anti-drone technology will be used at Euro 2016 football competition and no-fly zones will also be declared over the 10 stadia that will host the games.

The training grounds, too, will come under the no-fly zone.

The French authorities are now reportedly equipped to nullify threat’s from flying drones which can be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons over crowds.

The security move has come following last November’s Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed, reported the BBC on May 17.

During the attacks, three bombs exploded just outside the Stade de France which was hosting a France-Germany international friendly.

Ziad Khoury, the head of security for Euro says the safety technology deployed can “interfere with and take control of drones”.

Khoury described the technology as a “dissuasive measure that didn’t exist at previous sports events”.

Euro 2016 starts from June 10, where in the opener France will lock horns against Romania. (Agencies)

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