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SkyLink, the module that allows SkyWall100 to be integrated with end-to-end C-UAS systems, was successfully tested with the GUADION solution. ESG and Robin Radar provided the UAS detection, classification and tracking capability, utilising the ESG Taranis® command and control system and Robin radars ELVIRA®, a purpose-built UAS detection radar.

The SkyLink module allowed detection and command data to be sent to the mobile SkyWall100 launcher, while the location and status of the launcher was reported back to the command and control system. When the UAS threat was detected, an alarm was activated on the SkyWall100 system and the bearing of the target was immediately visible on the SkyLink unit. This allowed the operator to quickly prepare for an engagement before using the launcher’s built-in SmartScope that directed the operator to rapidly find the UAS in the sky using arrows displayed in the eye-piece.

SkyWall Protects the Berlin Air Show with GUARDION

SkyWall100 will be deployed to protect the Berlin Air Show from drone threats, ensuring security and safety can be enforced.

German policing authorities will be deploying SkyWall100 again at the Berlin Air Show, as part of a system called GUARDION, and thus alongside other technology from across Europe; radar systems will detect potential targets and electronic countermeasures will work with SkyWall to track and stop any confirmed threats.

All of the deployed technologies and products are linked together using a command and control system that was originally developed for the military: TARANIS® by ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik- GmbH. Based near Munich in Germany, ESG has identified the most capable products that mitigate the drone threat and united them into a layered defence system to achieve a highly capable complete system, called “GUARDION”.

GUARDION, the Counter-UAS solution of ESG and its cooperation partners Rohde & Schwarz and Diehl Defence, as well as other GUARDION Selected Suppliers such as OpenWorks Engineering, is based on the mission-proven system used to secure major political events such as the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015, the state visit of President Obama in June 2016 and the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017.

The GUARDION system allows drones to be detected, tracked and neutralised in a safe way. Allowing it to be deployed in built-up areas and public spaces. The SkyWall net capture systems ensure that drones can be quickly and safely neutralised when required.




SkyWall300 Demonstrated at AWE18

A unique, autonomous drone defence system, SkyWall300, is demonstrated at the Army Warfighting Experiment event in the UK.

OpenWorks and Antmicro combine industry-leading technology to create a unique drone defence system.  Named SkyWall300, the system provides a unique capability to security authorities around the world, offering a safe method of defending against drone threats.

SkyWall300 was successfully demonstrated at the first round of the Autonomous Warrior - Advanced Warfighting Experiment in March 2018. The system was shown automatically tracking several targets with high precision, prior to engaging and capturing on the command of the operator.

OpenWork’s SkyWall technology allows for the long-range, physical capture, of drones.  The drone is tangled in a specially designed net and lowered to the ground under a parachute. The SkyWall300 development builds on the proven SkyWall100 handheld drone capture system which is operationally deployed with law enforcement groups across the world.

Antmicro’s machine learning and neural-network based computer vision technology is used in SkyWall300’s tracking unit and provides feedback to OpenWorks’ turret control system.  This allows drones to be tracked with very high accuracy and pinpoints the target with a laser to measure range.  The OpenWorks turret also controls the launching system such that the only human involvement needed is the capture command.


The SkyWall300 system is designed to provide an autonomous tracking and capture capability which can be integrated with any detection technology to create an end-to-end counter-drone system.