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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.

OpenWorks Demonstrate SkyWall100 to the Association of Personal Protection Teams


The APPS have acknowledged drones as a threat that needs to be taken seriously. A counter UAS working group share experiences and knowledge to ensure that the high profile individuals across the world are adequately protected.


A live SkyWall100 demonstration was provided showing the system safely capturing a number of drones in different scenarios. The first of which showed two drones being captured by one system in less than 25s. 


The highly mobile nature of the SkyWall100 system and the near silent operation matches well with the requirements of the personal protection teams. The physical barrier in the sky gives confident that security will not be breached.