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SkyWall100 is evaluated in the JIDO Hard Kill Challenge


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.

SkyWall on show at Counter UAS in London in May


 

The OpenWorks team will be presenting the production SkyWall100 drone defence system and the latest information on SkyWall300 and the extended range projectile at the Counter UAS event in London May 23-25th.

SkyWall is a system that enables any security authority the ability to protect assets from the threats posed by drones. SkyWall100 is a man-portable, cost effective system that captures a drone in a net and then brings it to the ground under a parachute.

The latest SkyWall300 system will be presented alongside the long range net capture projectile, the SP40-ER, that will be capable of capturing errant UAS multiple kilometers away.

Please visit https://counteruas.iqpc.co.uk/ for more information or contact one of the OpenWorks team. 

Home Office Security and Policing 2017


The OpenWorks team will be presenting the SkyWall100 drone defence system at the Home Office Security and Policing event 2017.

SkyWall is a system that enables any security authority the ability to protect assets from the threats posed by drones. SkyWall100 is a man-portable, cost effective system that captures a drone in a net and then brings it to the ground under a parachute. It is a brand new product that OpenWorks have been developing since 2015.

Please visit us on stand F4, by the government briefing zone, to meet with our team.

 

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