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France has been testing an anti-drone laser system for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

The French Directorate General of Armaments demonstrated the destruction of a drone by laser weapon, a protection system that the Ministry of the Armed Forces hopes to see fully operational during the Paris Olympic Games.

Designed by the French company CILAS with public funds, the new anti-drone laser system called HELMA-P will have the mission of securing the bases of the French army in external operations, but also sensitive sites in France, such as nuclear power plants, or still large public gatherings, according to international news agencies.