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SkyWall100 Wins the MITRE Challenge By Stopping More Drones Than The Competition

OpenWorks celebrate winning the MITRE Challenge as Managing Director, Chris Down, collects the $20,000 cash prize during the MITRE Technology Day.

SkyWall100 successfully stopped more drones than any other team during the live fire event that was held in August.

Chris Down Collects the Prize for Best Interdiction


Originally selected from 42 entries, SkyWall100 was announced as the winner of the best UAS interdiction category at the MITRE Technology Day held last week. Eight teams competed in the live fire events held at the Quantico USMC base, in Virginia USA, and the unique SkyWall technology out performed all of the competition, a mix of electronic counter measures. Many of the drones were being flown autonomously and without radio link to the operator, something that prevented many of the jamming technologies from successfully stopping the targets.

SkyWall100 works independently of how a drone is being piloted and as such was able to protect the designated area better than any electronic counter measure (ECM) device. This successful endeavour further cements SkyWall as one of the counter-measures of choice when dealing with nefarious drones.



SkyWall100 Competes in the MITRE Challenge

OpenWorks sent a team to Quantico US Marine Corps Base in Virginia to compete in the MITRE Challenge, countering UAS threats.


SkyWall100 at the MITRE Challenge


After being down selected from a large number of applicants the SkyWall100 product was down selected to compete in the live fire exercise, operating the system in front of a large group of military, law enforcement and security representatives.


That's all we can say for now as the competition is still live but the event was a huge success for the competing team and and it's fair to say that all present saw SkyWall100 in action.

OpenWorks display the SkyWall100 demonstrator system to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are working hard to ensure they have the tools required to carry out their duties, especially when it comes to countering the threats posed by drones. OpenWorks have been on the radar of the RCMP for some time now and the demonstration was the first time they had seen the system in action capturing both static and moving drone targets.

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