The SkyWall concept is simple; physically deliver a counter-measure up to the target. Capture a drone in a net and land it safely with a parachute.
The proliferation of cheap and easy to fly drones has triggered a rise in the number of incidents where the safety and security of individuals and facilities has been compromised. They have infiltrated the security of heads of state, delivered contraband into prisons and photographed private film sets and celebrity's property.
SkyWall offers those exposed to the drone threat the ability to physically capture an aircraft and control it’s descent to the ground.
The SkyWall system is a combination of a compressed gas powered smart launcher and an intelligent programmable projectile. The first system being released is SkyWall100; a man-portable handheld launcher that is highly mobile and a cost effective way of dealing with the drone threat.
SkyWall 100 deployed to protect US president in Berlin
Multiple SkyWall100 counter drone systems were deployed during a visit from the President of the United States of America to Berlin.
This operational deployment demonstrates how the unique SkyWall100 capability can provide protection from drone threats for heads of state while in mobile and urban environments.
The SkyWall100 system allows operators to physically capture any suspicious drone and bring it to the ground safely, without raising alarm in the surrounding area or causing collateral damage.
SkyWall100 was deployed in strategic locations, working alongside other counter drone technologies, to provide a high level of protection for President Barack Obama and the visiting delegation.
The best way to neutralise a drone is to physically intercept it. This neutralises any type of drone, whether flown manually or autonomously. SkyWall gives you a physical barrier in the sky. The system can be rapidly reloaded, allowing multiple drone threats to be engaged by a single operator.
“While many encounters are not malicious in nature, they underscore the potential security vulnerabilities that could be used by adversaries to leverage [drones] as part of an attack”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
SkyWall Projectiles can carry a range of counter measures. The SP40 includes a parachute which controls the descent of a captured drone. This minimises the risk of any collateral damage and keeps the drone intact. It allows forensic investigation and enables identification of the operator. If the drone eludes capture, the projectile deploys regardless and controls the safe descent of the tethered components.
Net with Parachute
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