SkyWall: Fighting Enemy Drones In UK Skies

SkyWall: Fighting Enemy Drones In UK Skies

British-built system ‘SkyWall’ is a defence solution that gives a mobile operator the ability to physically capture and pull a drone from the sky in a net.

It has been on show at DSEI 21 – the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, and Simon Newton has been finding out more.

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50 Comments

  1. Danny Kennion on August 28, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    The new drones will be equipped with anti net defence

  2. Drumpett on August 28, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Why is this not call Skynet?! It attacks smart drones and is a net that shoots in the sky!

    Built by the government ✔️
    Shoots nets in the sky ✔️
    Shoots smart machines ✔️
    For military use ✔️
    Plans to take over the world with sentient robots ✔️

  3. swaghauler on August 28, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    The American version… auto-tracking system tied to a 12 gauge autoloading shotgun! 😀

  4. Karl Curtis on August 28, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    So do I understand this correctly? A member of the British Forces is endorsing a private company’s product. Seems a bit dodgy to me. Also what about the thousands of responsible qualified and insured drone flyers who may have their drones tampered with when they have done nothing wrong?

  5. Del Lawrence on August 28, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    It didn’t do much good at Heathrow did it?

  6. Lars Galling on August 28, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    How the hell is it not called "SkyNet"??! 😉

  7. el meistr on August 28, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    For science i would like to see this take down my fpv racing drone going 100mph.

  8. username on August 28, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve seen plenty of these useless netguns in tests. They only work in demos, on drones that hover in place or slowly fly in a straight line. An actual operator has to slowly aim for the drones position. That’s not a match for a drone that can rapidly change directions while flying 25m/s

  9. Jan Witts on August 28, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    So we will be completely protected from a wave of 30 drones…. oh… well guess that was a waste of time.. talk about minimum possible product….

    About as much use as a trophy system when your tank column gets attacked by an AMOS equipped with anti tank bomblets… basicly no use at all….

    Or most of the other low IQ high tax dollar consuming projects that 5 year olds would laugh at…

  10. Pop Art Fiction on August 28, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Speckled Jim!!

  11. Carl Gustaf on August 28, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I shall get one for my backyard!

  12. helix on August 28, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Hope u got more than 6 in the gun u gunna need more wait for it

  13. CharlieRC on August 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    "such as Heathrow like we saw just a couple of years ago"
    No, fake news. Do some research.
    There wasn’t a drone at Heathrow or Gatwick, the police investigation concluded that "there was no evidence that a drone was ever present".
    But I guess that doesn’t make a good headline does it?

  14. Kelly Lynch on August 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    So what about the drone harassment that’s going on at night ..what are they gonna do about that ….

  15. Tom Bursey on August 28, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Russians have the s500 but don’t worry the uk can shoot nets through the sky wooooh!

  16. 黃明 on August 28, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    👍👍👍🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳

  17. dog11222 on August 28, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    This is only good against civilian nuisance drones, what about military grade drones or swarm tech drones?

  18. kenny lam on August 28, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    My 200km/h fpv drone says otherwise.

  19. Jon Hughes on August 28, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    That’s wicked

  20. LazzyLizzard on August 28, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    now test ist against a 150kmh FPV drone that flyes hooks…unless this system in combined with a multiband jammer ist 100% useless. And even with a jammer…ground hugging drones with inertial guidance can still not be engaged.

    This is a 400.000$ Potatogun netschooter on a gimbal, with a webcam and "some" tracking…

    Anything that is not a Highpowered Laser or Falcon is just a quick cashgrab and not a usefull solution.

  21. Lee Kirtley on August 28, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Developed in the northeast👍👍👍👍👍🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  22. Dan Johnston on August 28, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    add flak cannon

  23. SAWNEY BEAN on August 28, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    what a waste of money ! all the drones that they show in the video are old and slow. Like greywhite said this is no good when dealing with a fast FPV quad that can flip flop in the blink of an eye and move in some cases over 100mph. !! waste of money !!

  24. Paul0 ski19 on August 28, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Why not just blast them with Gatling guns…much more interesting to watch 😁

  25. Rols on August 28, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Encase your drones in a chicken wire cage and this technology is absolutely useless. What a waste of money to be circumvented by chicken wire from a hardware store.

  26. gspot mop on August 28, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Still prefer a laser, longer range, pinpoint accuracy, never runs out of ammo, and that melting factor😁

  27. TechMantra on August 28, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Can we not just use the CWIS system? I’m sure there might be some collatoral but it would be fun, right?

  28. Bertie Wooster on August 28, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Personally I would prefer to use pair of 20mm boffers .

  29. Chris Cain on August 28, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Excellent idea!

  30. Liam Holcroft on August 28, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    "it can tell the difference between a bird and a drone" So if i want to blow something up with a drone, I need to desguise it as a bird, or use carrier pidgeons. Got it!

  31. Danny Blackwell on August 28, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    maybe good to protect civilian areas. but cant see them being used in a military or warfighting against enemy drones.

  32. auwz66 on August 28, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Prolly not a good idea to give away its effective range…. just sayin…

  33. Jack O'Brien on August 28, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Cool Video.

  34. Jyral Nadreth on August 28, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    The US Navy would just scorch the drone with LAWS…a composite beam Laser that USS Ponce was given

  35. G Fuentes on August 28, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I wonder why they don’t have burner drones that just track and collide with the target drone?

  36. auckwads on August 28, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    so cinewhoop for the win ?

  37. Bad Drivers on August 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    As Prison Officer in a London prison im begging you to give us these…. please.

  38. RedDogge on August 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Thought it meant like predators not dji’s

  39. Waichung Sham on August 28, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    So basically stay 400m away then😂

  40. wayne wayo aveyard on August 28, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    this system can tell what is a drone and a bird…. what if they make drones act like birds?

  41. billybob kingston on August 28, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Any good for seagulls ?

  42. 3y3sho7 on August 28, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Wouldn’t laser be better? Or too expensive?

  43. dan dare on August 28, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Your green energy taxes are being spent on this…..

  44. Vosper385 on August 28, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    My local farmer says it is very impressive but he will be sticking to his 12 bore!

  45. drone racer on August 28, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Could literally run rings around it, 15m diameter orbit at 70mph should do it.

  46. DivingDeveloper on August 28, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    A 2021 system to capture a 2013 drone.

  47. weAreNotAloneHere on August 28, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Can we buy these to find out what the government are upto or is it just against the average person who’s probably only flying it for fun

  48. 4TheRecord on August 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I hope we’ve given these to Ukraine.

  49. Savvas Papadopoulos on August 28, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Let me guess, it was designed by Wile E. Coyote for the ACME Company?

  50. CooksCompass Magnetic on August 28, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    What if enemy drone has C4 packed with hundreds of ball bearings, on presssure switch above a crowd or city?
    The net is trouble, for enemy state drones.

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