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France wraps Toulon naval base in C-UAS cocoon

4th May 2022 - 11:49 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris

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All eyes on asset protection in Toulon; pictured is C-UAS equipment from Teledyne FLIR. (Photo: Jean-Marc Tanguy)

Asset and base protection is an important priority for the French Navy, especially at Toulon.

The French Navy has considerably reinforced port protection, in particular at Toulon where 70% of fleet assets are concentrated.

As well as the vessels themselves, protection is required for two nuclear reactors on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle  and six aboard active nuclear-powered attack submarines (five in the Rubis class and one Barracuda class).

French authorities have focused particularly on C-UAS via a multi-layered defense provided by radar and EO systems from Teledyne FLIR and Nerod F5 microwave jamming rifles from MC2 Technologies.

UAVs such as Anafi-SE and Anafi USA micro-drones are employed on security patrols. Acoustic sensors are

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