► CERBAIR to set up its first African presence in Morocco
8 June 2021 – Montrouge, France :since 2015, CERBAIR has focused exclusively on the development of complete anti-drone solutions. By constantly improving its solutions in cooperation with its demanding users, CERBAIR provides proven systems, designed, manufactured in France and renowned for their reliability, flexibility, and accessibility.
News reporting malicious acts involving drones, hitherto occasional, are now daily. Incidents (https://www.cerbair.com/intelligence/) are multiplying, ranging from drug trafficking in a high-security prison, to collisions’ risks with aircraft, to numerous attacks dropping improvised explosive devices or industrial espionage or VIPs.
Among these recent incidents:
• Potential attacks with modified drones (source: https://www.crisisgroup.org/fr/africa/west-africa/nigeria/islamic-state-franchises-africa-lessons-lake-chad)
• Numerous drug deliveries in Ceuta (source: https://elfarodeceuta.es/ingenio-narco-burlar-tarajal/)
• Security breaches in property and privacy in Kenya (source: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/editors-picks/probe-launched-after-drone-strays-into-dp-rutos- karen-home)
• Risks of collisions with aircraft in Durban (source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/helicopters-grounded-after-drones-spotted-flying-in-chopper-flight-path- d302d0a8-96fb-469f-815b-876c4bf084b5)
Drones question the near airspace security of many sensitive sites. A threat facilitated by the ease of purchasing drones, for affordable prices, with optimized performance.
If the deployment of drone technology for security or civilian uses constitutes a great opportunity for the development of the African continent, the threat of its malicious use is unfortunately an inevitable consequence.
Drawing its development from the successes in France and abroad, CERBAIR is choosing Morocco, a country of innovation, projects and long-time friend of France, to establish its subsidiary CERBAIR AFRICA.
“The creation of this new entity founded with the powerful Moroccan technological group EM DIGITAL will bring expertise and close support to our customers and partners on the continent” underlines Lucas Le Bell, CEO of CERBAIR.
In Morocco, CERBAIR AFRICA will be partnering with DELTA DRONE AFRICA, Moroccan subsidiary of the DELTA DRONE group, the French champion in the design of autonomous security drones and EM DIGITAL group, leader in digitalization in Morocco.
Pooling know-how and technologies, these three companies will together offer, on the African continent, a unique offer combining surveillance of sensitive sites by autonomous drone and protection against malicious drones.
CERBAIR and DELTA DRONE AFRICA are setting up a demonstration site between Rabat and Casablanca where the maturity and performance of the technologies of the two companies will be explained in operation.
This facility in Morocco will be also a technical center for maintenance, support and training.
Exhibiting at ShieldAfrica from June 8 to 10, 2021 in Abidjan, CERBAIR will be delighted to meet official delegations interested in this holistic approach firmly anchored on the African continent.