The Eurotunnel group unveils two military drones with thermal cameras that it plans to deploy to conduct surveillance of possible migrant movements on the site.
An army of drones will be used to track those entering the Channel Tunnel, as authorities fear more there will be surge in migrants following the Brexit vote.
The remote-controlled drones are part of a raft of security measures being implemented, and will be used alongside 500 cameras on the Calais side of the tunnel in France.
Eurotunnel CEO Jacques Gounon warned on Monday that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could lead to an increase in the number of migrants trying to enter Britain via Calais on the French coast.
Jacques Gounon, Eurotunnel CEO, has announced further security measures for the Channel Tunnel.
“There could be increased migrant pressure during the summer and because of Brexit as migrants will try to cross at any cost before it (Brexit) is implemented,” he said.
A migrant camp that became known as ‘the jungle’ grew up there last year, becoming home to thousands hoping to head for Britain and causing transport disruption until tighter security made leaping on lorries and walking through the tunnel more difficult.