It is with great pride that Delta Drone teams successfully carried out a six-day assignment at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines for the Ryder Cup. This was a major step in the Group’s development strategy, as well as in terms of making a name for itself internationally.
The Ryder Cup is the third most publicized sporting event in the world after soccer’s World Cup and the Olympic Games, with over 300,000 spectators in attendance and over one billion television viewers watching worldwide.
The assignment was overseen by the French national police and
the Préfecture de Police of Paris, as they wished to test and
validate several new innovative security tools due to a large
number of upcoming events scheduled to take place in France in
the next few years (the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the 2024 Olympics,
As with previous assignments (the La Ferté-Alais Air Show,
the Bol d’Or), the solution implemented was based on the
use, for several hours each day, of a tethered-drone system
developed by Elistair (a company in which Delta Drone
owns approximately 15% of the capital) and a permanent video
feed to the security control center in order to facilitate
real-time management of vehicle and visitor traffic flows.
Management of the assignment was entrusted to Didier Ferrara, former GIGN (SWAT), who is now the head of Delta Drone’s ISS (Intelligent Security System) department. He commented that, “With the Ryder Cup, we have truly reached a new level as our work here has piqued the interest of a great many observers from around the world. The Ryder Cup is a major international reference that will allow us to have a very healthy order book in 2019.”
Christian Viguié, Chairman and CEO of Delta Drone, added, “Participating as a service provider in an event as big as the Ryder Cup, is obviously a show of recognition for the quality of the work done by Delta Drone’s teams. It also validates our strategy of investing in young companies with strong potential, such as Elistair, which provides us with many operational synergies.”
About Delta Drone: The Delta Drone Group is a renowned player in the field of civilian drones for
professional use. It offers a complete service, from data acquisition to data processing through a
specifically developed information system, including a supply of professional pilots.
Delta Drone is listed on Euronext Growth Paris. ISIN code: FR0011522168.
4 166 666 BSA are also listed on Euronext Growth Paris. ISIN code: FR001329977.
About Elistair: Foremost manufacturer of tethered-drone surveillance solutions, Elistair develops
innovative automated-drone surveillance and telecommunications solutions. With solutions deployed
over five continents for about twenty governments and a fleet with over 10 000 total flight hours,
Elistair was quickly able to assert itself as the leader in the field of tethered drones. In addition to said
governments, the company counts among its clients the DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency),
Thalès, the US army, the UK police, Total, Aéroports de Paris, ENGIE and Vodafone.