Liteye and Openworks coordinate on a successful showing at the counter drone event in front of a diverse audience of attendees from multiple military and government agencies.
CENTENNIAL, CO, December 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Liteye Systems, Inc., in partnership with OpenWorks Engineering LTD., successfully demonstrated the SkyWall net-capture system against real-world UAS threats while attending the JIDO Hard Kill 2 event in the desert of the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA. The event demonstrated that SkyWall offers a reliable and cost effective, low-collateral damage solution for protecting critical infrastructure, sensitive sites and assets, beyond anything seen before!
During the event, the operator easily targeted the UAS using the onboard SmartScope. Once initiated, SkyWall neutralized the threat by launching a non-explosive, air powered projectile timed to deploy in front of the target and entangle it in its net. The SkyWall launcher can be utilized with a range of projectiles which includes the SP40 round with net and parachute option which lowers the captured drone to the ground under a parachute, or the SP10 net-only round that has a larger net for increased effectiveness against fast moving drones at greater ranges.
“Skywall provides the perfect option to our customers who can’t utilize other defeat capabilities to protect their critical infrastructure.” Said Ryan Hurt, VP of business development for Liteye. “When Skywall is paired with Liteye’s other counter unmanned systems we give the end-user a powerful defense package.”
The SkyWall product line currently consists of two key devises. The SkyWall 300, a stand-alone or mountable turret unit that can be networked with multiple devices providing larger area protection, and the man-portable SkyWall 100 handheld system, which was first successfully demonstrated at the JIDO Hard Kill Challenge in 2017. The SkyWall 300 will soon be fitted with an auto-reload system to provide increased capability for multi-threat scenarios. Increased range and the ability to capture extremely fast-moving targets is also being addressed.
For more information about how SkyWall technology can help you complete your counter-UAS mission, please contact: Rick Sondag at [email protected]
About Liteye Systems Inc. www.Liteye.com Liteye is a United States company, based in Denver, Colorado, on the front range of the breath-taking Rocky Mountains. Liteye Systems, Inc. is a world leader and technology solutions provider and integrator of military and commercial Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), Drone Sense and Warn Systems, rugged, high-resolution, head mounted displays (HMD), micro imaging viewfinders, thermal surveillance systems, convert surveillance systems, electronic warfare packages, radar systems, and fire control software solutions.
All of our cutting-edge solutions feature revolutionary designs in optics, electronics, ergonomics, and form factors that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications. Need something beyond our current product line? Our research development team delivers sophisticated custom packages for some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. With offices in the UK and sales affiliates worldwide, Liteye truly is moving “Beyond Human Vision” .
About OpenWorks Engineering LTD. (www.openworksengineering.com )
OpenWorks Engineering is a hi-tech product company developing world leading security and counter terrorism products. The company has developed an innovative drone capture system, named SkyWall. The system offers government authorities and private security organisations the capability to protect the public, VIPs, prisons and critical national infrastructure from the threats posed by commercially available drones.
SkyWall offers a cost effective, proportionate and physical response to the drone threat, allowing the operator to physically capture and bring down a drone to a controlled landing under parachute. Using a combination of an air-powered launcher and an intelligent projectile, the concept embodies a simple principle: catch the target drone in a net. SkyWall has several built-in safety features to allow its use within a populated environment. The SkyWall product range offers drone security in portable and temporary or permanent installations. SkyWall100 is a handheld capture system that is operational around the world. SkyWall300 is an automatic mounted system that has been developed using Antmicro’s world leading Edge AI capabilities to allow fully autonomous UAS capture.
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