Thales, Idemia, CS… In Milipol, the technological war is raging to secure the 2024 Olympics

Gathered until November 22 at the Milipol fair in Villepinte, security manufacturers such as Thales, Idemia or CS are storming new things to secure the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Detailed review of the proposed technologies.

Thales's digital security platform, presented at Milipol

The countdown begins. Less than five years before the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the security giants gathered at the Milipol fair in Villepinte (November 19 to 22) are getting ready to go to secure the biggest event ever organized in France . The project is colossal. For a month, Paris should welcome 17,000 athletes from 206 nations and 13 million spectators. All supervised, according to the figures mentioned in the application file, by 35,000 police and gendarmes, 10,000 soldiers, 3,500 civil security personnel and 20,000 private security agents. To secure airports, stadiums, transport, the Olympic village of Saint-Denis and Saint-Ouen, or even the center of Paris, we will need technology, a lot of technology. It is this gigantic market that the French security champions (Thales, Idemia, CS, ECA Group, Bertin Technologies…) compete for.

What do manufacturers present to Milipol? Anti-drone systems feature prominently. The trauma of the closure of London Gatwick Airport is on everyone’s mind: after repeated drone overflights, the airport