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SOFINS: French company pitches UAV hive concept

31st March 2017 - 12:15 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Souge, France

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French start-up company Drone Hive is showcasing a new concept for unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operations at the SOFINS exhibition.

As one of the company's executives told Shephard, the concept - also known as Drone Hive - is to automate the use of mini multi-rotor UAVs to reduce the operator's workload and improve rapid response capabilities. It also allows for a single operator to oversee the operation of several drones.

The Drone Hive is a box-like shelter designed to serve as the 'home' of the UAV. The aircraft is stored inside it, ready to take-off.

The Hive allows for

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Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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