A team of special police officers became the first to complete the SkyWall100 operator training course last week.
Training was delivered by OpenWorks engineers with the assistance of military personnel from the Department for International Trade (DIT), Export Support Team (EST).
The first SkyWall100 systems were shipped in October and the successful delivery of an operator training course demonstrates the readiness of the system for operational deployment.
A series of classroom and field lessons were provided to ensure new trainees could safely handle and operate the SkyWall100 system. Training projectiles provided a cost-effective way of getting each operator comfortable with firing the compressed air powered system. Each new operator fired a small number of live projectiles during the final lesson.
All trainees demonstrated a high level of competency when capturing drones in a range of scenarios.