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Minister of State for Defence Procurement visits OpenWorks Engineering

The Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Mr Philip Dunne MP, and Mr Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham, visited OpenWorks Engineering for a demonstration of the SkyWall100 portable drone defence system.

SkyWall 100 Demonstration Launch

The demo included the capture of a drone, brought safely to the ground using an SP40 projectile. After watching the demonstration and examining the system, Mr Philip Dunne congratulated the team on their ability to develop such an innovative product so quickly. Mr Dunne was traveling across the north east visiting a number of defence and engineering companies.

Mr Philip Dunne and Mr Guy Opperman visit OpenWorks Engineering

SkyWall100 at the Home Office Security and Policing Event

The OpenWorks team presenting the official launch of the SkyWall100 drone defence system at the Home Office Security and Policing event 2016.

Following the hugely successful online launch of the SkyWall100 product information, OpenWorks displayed the system at the Home Office event all week and received huge interest from domestic and international visitors.

The SkyWall100 system will be ready for deployment later in 2016. The demonstrator system is currently being evaluated by government authorities as the engineering team develop the system to a production state.


OpenWorks will be at Security and Policing 2016




OpenWorks Deliver Counter Drone Technology Presentation in the Government Briefing Zone

James Cross, Marketing Director, presents OpenWork's view on the counter drone solution to delegates in the government briefing zone at Security and Policing 2016.

Drawing on over a decade of experience developing Counter-Improvised-Explosive-Device (C-IED) equipment for the military; James compared the C-IED strategy, that government organisations across the world employed, to efforts currently being made to counter the drone threat in the civilian context.