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ADS 95 Ranger drones

May 1st, 2013 No comments

An ADS 95 Ranger Drone manufactured by Ruag has been spotted, circling over SIERRA (see VFR map at the bottom of the page) on approximately 4000ft at Zurich due to 1. Mai event.

This is how they look like in a close-up:

ADS 95 Ranger by Ruag

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LSZH Tower therefore diverts departing traffic through a non-standard DEGES 2W departure route…
Non-Standard DEGES dep 01MAI2013

VFR map LSZH (point SIERRA):

Here’s a document written by a Colonel of the Swiss Air Force, published in the ILA magazine on 11th September 2012.

[Update 2nd May 2013]
In 2002 the swiss government prohibited the use of drones for surveillance of manifestations such as the 1st of Mai, arguing the application of drones to be unlawful. Though the law for public surveillance hasn’t changed meanwhile, the military application of the drone yesterday seems to have been legally admitted.

Extract of 10v10 swiss TV 1st of May 2002: