Sagem demos drone for use in civilian airspace

 The Patroller remotely piloted aircraft prepares to land at an airport in France

A long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft with a collision avoidance system has been demonstrated for use in civilian airspace by Sagem of France.

European technology company Sagem has conducted test flights of its Patroller to demonstrate safe use of drones in civilian airspace.

About 20 flights were conducted between late October and early November near the city of Toulouse, France, with the French air navigation and safety agency, DSNA, the laboratory run by the national civil aviation school ENAC, and Rockwell Collins France through what is known as the ODREA project.

ODREA stands for Operational Demonstration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in European Airspace.

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