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► The "camp de Souge"

The military camp of Souge is located in Martignas-en-Jalles (10 miles away from Bordeaux). It extends over 2,855 acres of manouver training areas and shooting ranges.

1st flight test area for civilian UAVs, the "camp de Souge" is unique in France. It's located in the heart of the AERPOARC - :

  • 5 min from the airport of Bordeaux Mérignac (Bordeaux-Paris in 1 hr)
  • 30 min from Bordeaux-St Jean railway station
  • 10 min from the Bordeaux ring road

► CESA - UAV test and services center

A unique center in France, dedicated to flight tests and UAVs development

CESA has been created from a collaboration between Bordeaux Technowest incubator / Aeroparc, the DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority) and the Franch Army. CESA includes a technological incubator and provids a large range of services:

- Organization of flight operations and test campaigns
- Trajectory tracking, data recording
- Training for operators and pilots

Bordeaux Technowest incubator manages the Center with the support of numerous experts partners in UAVs (SMEs and large groups, Research centers and Universities, technical partners…)

CESA is a structuring project, labeled by Aerospace Valley, the world competitiveness cluster Aeronautics Space Embedded Systems.