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. Waichung Sham on October 14, 2021 at 8:29 am

    So basically stay 400m away then๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Stuart Dowling on October 14, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Net ! Give me a break

  3. Jan Witts on October 14, 2021 at 8:30 am

    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…

  4. Chris Cain on October 14, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Excellent idea!

  5. Pop Art Fiction on October 14, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Speckled Jim!!

  6. Danny Kennion on October 14, 2021 at 8:34 am

    The new drones will be equipped with anti net defence

  7. Carl Gustaf on October 14, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I shall get one for my backyard!

  8. dog11222 on October 14, 2021 at 8:37 am

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

  9. Liam Holcroft on October 14, 2021 at 8:37 am

    "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!

  10. Jack O'Brien on October 14, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Cool Video.

  11. auwz66 on October 14, 2021 at 8:39 am

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

  12. CharlieRC on October 14, 2021 at 8:41 am

    "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?

  13. ้ปƒๆ˜Ž on October 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

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  14. Paul0 ski19 on October 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Why not just blast them with Gatling guns…much more interesting to watch ๐Ÿ˜

  15. Lars Galling on October 14, 2021 at 8:46 am

    How the hell is it not called "SkyNet"??! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Dan Johnston on October 14, 2021 at 8:47 am

    add flak cannon

  17. Jyral Nadreth on October 14, 2021 at 8:47 am

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

  18. Michael Sharp on October 14, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Fantasy news and BS

  19. ร˜rjan Tufte on October 14, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Why not make a anti-drone drone?

  20. gordtron on October 14, 2021 at 8:54 am

    note to self: fly drone over 330m away from these net cannons.

  21. Atheist Orphan on October 14, 2021 at 8:56 am

    30 years ago this would have been the stuff of science fiction.
    Remember the scene in BTT2 when news drones appeared after Griff and his gang crashed their hover boards into the front of Courthouse Mall?

  22. Tom Bursey on October 14, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Russians have the s500 but donโ€™t worry the uk can shoot nets through the sky wooooh!

  23. DivingDeveloper on October 14, 2021 at 8:58 am

    A 2021 system to capture a 2013 drone.

  24. drone racer on October 14, 2021 at 8:59 am

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

  25. 3y3sho7 on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Wouldnโ€™t laser be better? Or too expensive?

  26. TechMantra on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

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

  27. CooksCompass Magnetic on October 14, 2021 at 9:02 am

    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.

  28. Vosper385 on October 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

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

  29. G Fuentes on October 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

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

  30. Lee Kirtley on October 14, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Developed in the northeast๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  31. Peter Walker on October 14, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Brilliant system definatlyI assume after capture the remains are kept identified and any legal action can issused which is what is needed

  32. Bertie Wooster on October 14, 2021 at 9:07 am

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

  33. Savvas Papadopoulos on October 14, 2021 at 9:08 am

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

  34. dan dare on October 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

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

  35. Pete Hall on October 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Brilliant bit of kit!

  36. helix on October 14, 2021 at 9:13 am

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

  37. gspot mop on October 14, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Still prefer a laser, longer range, pinpoint accuracy, never runs out of ammo, and that melting factor๐Ÿ˜

  38. Dope Fiend on October 14, 2021 at 9:15 am

    My weapon manufacturing company is working on a "prism missile" which emulates reflection of the entire missile in all directions; basically makes 30 holograms of one missile

  39. Kelly Lynch on October 14, 2021 at 9:16 am

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

  40. weAreNotAloneHere on October 14, 2021 at 9:16 am

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

  41. auckwads on October 14, 2021 at 9:18 am

    so cinewhoop for the win ?

  42. username on October 14, 2021 at 9:19 am

    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

  43. el meistr on October 14, 2021 at 9:19 am

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

  44. Drumpett on October 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

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

    Built by the government โœ”๏ธ
    Shoots nets in the sky โœ”๏ธ
    Shoots smart machines โœ”๏ธ
    For military use โœ”๏ธ
    Plans to take over the world with sentient robots โœ”๏ธ

  45. LazzyLizzard on October 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

    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.

  46. Del Lawrence on October 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

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

  47. Karl Curtis on October 14, 2021 at 9:23 am

    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?

  48. Bad Drivers on October 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

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

  49. RedDogge โ€ข 700 years ago on October 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Thought it meant like predators not djiโ€™s

  50. SAWNEY BEAN on October 14, 2021 at 9:25 am

    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 !!

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