Representatives from a number of US military groups witnessed the SkyWall100 system in action at the JIDO Hard Kill Challenge event, held in the desert of the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, USA.
The system was tested against a range of fixed wing and multi-rotor threats in operationally relevant scenarios. After the initial baseline tests proved the advertised performance capability the test team pushed SkyWall100 beyond its limits to really see what it could do.
Many drones were captured in a SkyWall net before being brought to the ground safely under the SP40 parachute. The captured drones were then returned to the test team for re-use in the competition.
The SmartScope tracking system was further evaluated by simulating target tracking for the next SkyWall projectile to be made available, the SP10 net only device. With this lighter and faster projectile, SkyWall100 is capable of capturing faster moving targets at greater ranges.
SkyWall100’s performance during this evaluation further proves the maturity and readiness of the system for operational use.