Tribune de Genève.
During the nights of 15 and 16 July 2015, three Swiss air force ADS 95 Ranger drones, 4.6 metres long and 5.7 metres wide flew over Geneva and its borders.
The flights which ran through the night were detected by a Swiss-German flight enthusiast using the website www.flightradar24.com.
According to an article in Tribune de Genève the drone flights, which started from a military base in Payerne in Vaud, were requested by customs. The drones, equipped with infrared cameras, are capable of capturing and transmitting real time images in the dark. The Swiss army and customs have been collaborating since 2006 and every year around 60 drone flights like this take place.
Some are calling for specific legislation to protect residents’ privacy from these flights. The late night buzzing of drones over Geneva might wake the desire of more people to push for such laws.
Read full Tribune de Genève article here (in French)
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