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Austrian drones fly high, over Ukraine and beyond

Schiebel's Camcopter gains prominence after surveillance missions at the Winter Olympics and Seoul's G-20 summit
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 05:50
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The Camcopter costs a few million euros, has over eight hours' endurance and weighs a mere 200 kilogrammes.

Wiener Neustadt, Austria

IN the middle of the Austrian countryside, a few sleek, high-tech drones sit in a bright production hall, ready for missions over Ukraine, the Mediterranean or the Middle East.

Schiebel, a small company originally specialised in landmine detection, has been