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Monaco installs UAS countermeasures

21st November 2016 - 09:42 GMT | by Angus Batey in London

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The principality of Monaco has installed a counter-UAS system to protect the city against threats posed by small unmanned aircraft. 

The system has been operational since late October and according to Aveillant, the British company providing the radar used to deliver situational awareness, it is effective to a range of 5km - a capability demonstrated by an incident that occurred during testing earlier this year. 

'We were doing a demonstration in May where the local guys flew a drone out to sea [to prove the radar would detect it],' said Aveillant CEO David Crisp. 'We'd been doing this on and

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