France will deploy 35,000 security and military personnel to protect the Paris 2024 Olympics opening ceremony from threats, including drone attacks.
The opening ceremony will will be held along a 6km course on the Seine River, with 160 boats carrying athletes and officials from more than 200 countries.
More than 600,000 people are expected to line the course.
“ Drones represent a completely new threat,” said French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanen.
“We have done a lot of work on the classic threat, whether it is criminals, whether it is a person armed with a weapon, bomb… We know how to detect and combat this threat.
“The arrival of drones loaded with explosives in the theater of civil operations is something new. There is no certainty that this threat will materialize, but it is the most difficult to stop.
The Paris 2024 opening ceremony will be the first held outside the stadium at a summer Games.
Organizers plan to place the Olympic Flame at the Eiffel Tower, though not at the top of the monument.
The 2024 Olympic Games will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.