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US Marines tested British "airbase" SkyWall100

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The British company OpenWorks Engineering has developed a pneumatic "bazooka", designed to combat small civilian unmanned aerial vehicles, which have recently been increasingly used to carry out terrorist acts. As transmits "Warspot" With reference to the press service of the company, testing of the new “pneumobazka” took place as part of the NATO exercises NNTEX-18C.


US Marines tested British "airbase" SkyWall100


According to the press service of the company OpenWorks Engineering, the US Marine Corps, during which the SkyWall100 drones were used, was held at the end of last year on the basis of the Quantico US Marine Corps. During the exercise, the Marines tested various systems to deal with small commercial drones.

According to the developers, SkyWall100 weighs 10 kg, and is capable of intercepting UAVs at heights up to 100 meters. The device is equipped with a "smart sight" Laser-Equipped Smartscope, which automatically calculates all the data and programs the projectile. Operator actions are minimized: aim the bazooka at the target and press the trigger. Night mode of the sight allows shooting at night. Compressed air from a cylinder is used for the shot. Different types of projectiles are developed for the device: training, with a net, with a net and a parachute , with an electromagnetic pulse.

The company said that they are developing three types of new device: SkyWall 100 - a model for shooting from the shoulder; SkyWall 200 - the easel version of SkyWall 100; SkyWall 300 - stationary automatic installation.

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  1. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 7 January 2019 16: 15
    +1
    Here you have a direct one, and, all the more, a simpler and cheaper competitor to the Chinese military anti-drone laser!
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 7 January 2019 16: 18
      +13
      "SkyWall100 weighs 10 kg, and is capable of intercepting UAVs at an altitude of 100 meters." Poor and unhappy Marines. It's such a burden. What if the drone flies at 110 meters? They will overstrain, poor.
      1. poquello
        poquello 7 January 2019 16: 31
        +16
        Quote: oleg-gr
        "SkyWall100 weighs 10 kg, and is capable of intercepting UAVs at an altitude of 100 meters." Poor and unhappy Marines. It's such a burden. What if the drone flies at 110 meters? They will overstrain, poor.

        they will bounce
        1. kdakda
          kdakda 7 January 2019 17: 06
          +4
          Or jump on top of each other.
        2. Aviator_
          Aviator_ 7 January 2019 22: 06
          +4
          This is a well-rehearsed option for Ukraine, about bouncing.
      2. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 7 January 2019 16: 36
        +15
        Quote: oleg-gr
        And if the drone flies at an altitude of 110 meters? They will tear, poor.

        I don’t see a problem, it’s the Marines. They’re not taught this either! wassat
        1. artifact
          artifact 7 January 2019 17: 12
          +12
          ha ha ha, I see the picture: the drone operator takes the drone to the side, and this whole pyramid runs after it!
        2. Simargl
          Simargl 7 January 2019 20: 36
          +1
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          I do not see a problem
          Along the way, everything is calculated there: the figures are able to build.
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 7 January 2019 19: 09
      +2
      Why are they always damn in black glasses what is better in them?
      1. loki565
        loki565 7 January 2019 23: 00
        +1
        Ponte, with such points, grants will definitely be allocated)))
    3. Troll
      Troll 7 January 2019 21: 16
      -1
      In order to claim that one piece of iron is cheaper than another, you need to compare their prices.
      How did you recognize her?
  2. NEXUS
    NEXUS 7 January 2019 16: 15
    +10
    Mattresses with their advertising often give out complete junk, for things super-duper. We'll see if she goes to the army or remains a commercial.
    And for me, the most effective EW rifle at such heights.
    1. ANCIENT
      ANCIENT 7 January 2019 16: 19
      +5
      Andrei hi so this is an English development, and the Yankees are testing it for an object for themselves to use - to catch Petrov and Basharov wassat if suddenly where they will be noticed! !! lol
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 7 January 2019 16: 21
        +2
        Quote: ANCIENT
        Andrei

        hi
        Quote: ANCIENT
        so this is an English development,

        James Bond is the most ... and kind of futuristic ... yeah ...
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 7 January 2019 16: 54
          +2
          Quote: NEXUS
          James Bond is the most ... and kind of futuristic ... yeah.
          .
          Yeah. Cool paintball gun for cool paintball players
      2. Brturin
        Brturin 7 January 2019 23: 50
        +1
        Quote: ANCIENT
        This is an English development

        Alain nobi, nostra alice! What does it mean - if one person built, another can always make out! .. English thing! (Formula of love) - a story was recalled with an English explosive detector bought by Iraq and a bunch of countries for big money, only when they sorted it out it turned out that there was a device for finding golf balls inside ...
    2. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 7 January 2019 16: 24
      -1
      Quote: NEXUS
      Mattresses with their advertising often give out complete junk, for things super-duper. We'll see if she goes to the army or remains a commercial.
      And for me, the most effective EW rifle at such heights.

      After applying the reb drone flies to the base
    3. pru-pavel
      pru-pavel 7 January 2019 16: 33
      +4
      EW rifle is the most effective. A powerful EW pulse of electromagnetic interference amplified by repeated twisting in the grooves of the chrome channel of the rifle barrel carries everything in its path. And the rotation of the pulse provides accuracy and range.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 7 January 2019 17: 10
        +2
        Quote: pru-pavel
        EW rifle is the most effective. A powerful EW pulse of electromagnetic interference amplified by repeated twisting in the grooves of the chrome channel of the rifle barrel carries everything in its path. And the rotation of the pulse provides accuracy and range.

        Eco poked you! Well lie down, maybe let go ....
      2. loki565
        loki565 7 January 2019 23: 03
        +1
        and if you stick a quantum accelerator, then the drone can immediately be disengaged in a black hole)))
  3. gla172
    gla172 7 January 2019 16: 16
    +1
    ... the British ... then pneumatic mortars ... then a bottle of metha ...
  4. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 7 January 2019 16: 21
    0
    For a stationary target, you can also gasp with a shotgun, where the tests in motion
    1. KCA
      KCA 7 January 2019 16: 33
      +1
      By moving with a shotgun, you can also still gasp, at a snipe, for example, mobility is inaccessible to any drones, but they hunt, but at 100 meters the shot showers with rustling and all damage from it
  5. marshes
    marshes 7 January 2019 16: 24
    0
    But the Beneli M-4 is not destiny to use, adopted by the KMP, because this air bazooka hits 100 meters. Indeed, the KMP has quite a few immigrants from the south, rednecks for whom duck hunting is a way of life.
    1. Yarhann
      Yarhann 7 January 2019 16: 57
      +4
      yes, I immediately thought of a conventional shotgun for duck hunting with a shot - the best tool.
      I think I just need to refine the shot to cut the blades and plastic.
      but in general the best option - but not cheap. this is the same large-caliber shotgun, with a laser rangefinder and with remote blasting of a bullet. Something like used in the army on anti-aircraft systems. Thanks to the integral bullet, it will be able to fly precisely and far - and the remote blasting system will open the bullet right in front of the drone - as a result, it will splinters, while having the ability to set the distance of the explosion, such weapons can be used everywhere - people and everything else will not be affected.
      It’s possible to do this on the basis of an RPG-7 type hand grenade launcher - it’s only easier to make a grenade. There are a lot of options - but don’t worry, remote detonation drives.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 7 January 2019 18: 08
      0
      And then, in which thread of Fiumicino / Kansai - from Beneli to shoot. In addition to drones, watermelons and Boeing still have to pay, and even deliver the peace stuff to hospitals / morgues.

      The feature of this gun is to catch a drone with a net / hit it with EMR and turn it off. In this case, no damaging elements and accidental casualties.
      1. Yarhann
        Yarhann 7 January 2019 18: 55
        0
        whom you are going to kill in the duckbill, the more you have to do something for the plane.
      2. marshes
        marshes 7 January 2019 19: 03
        +1
        Quote: donavi49
        And then, in which thread Fiumicino / Kansai - from Beneli to shoot. In addition to drones, watermelons and Boeings still have to pay, and they deliver a little one to hospitals / morgues. The feature of this gun is to catch a drone with a net / hit it with EMR and turn it off. In this case, no striking elements and accidental casualties.

        The KMP will work at its civilian airports, there is a National Guard for this.
        And so it is possible to scorch the air.
      3. poquello
        poquello 7 January 2019 22: 34
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        And then, in which thread of Fiumicino / Kansai - from Beneli to shoot. In addition to drones, watermelons and Boeing still have to pay, and even deliver the peace stuff to hospitals / morgues.

        The feature of this gun is to catch a drone with a net / hit it with EMR and turn it off. In this case, no damaging elements and accidental casualties.

        and the obvious question, but what for all these magical properties of the ILC?
    3. Gray brother
      Gray brother 7 January 2019 21: 39
      +1
      Quote: marshes
      duck hunting as a way of life.

      1. marshes
        marshes 7 January 2019 21: 44
        0
        Quote: Gray Brother
        duck hunting as a way of life.

        It seems 8 gauge, because the article was and remembered KS -23. laughing
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 7 January 2019 21: 48
          0
          Quote: marshes
          It seems 8 gauge, because the article was and remembered KS -23.

          The howitzer in the photo is called "duck gun" or "weft gun". And this is not the largest specimen yet.
          These can be used to shoot down drones in batches.
          Type in the search engine - the Internet is full of pictures. smile
          1. marshes
            marshes 7 January 2019 21: 59
            0
            Quote: Gray Brother
            Type in in the search engine - on the Internet there are a lot of pictures

            What to look for, the usual smooth-bore 12 with narrowing checks, from 70 to 120 meters beat, the main thing is that the trunks would be new.
            By the way, the bourgeoisie has a subversive shranel in a container that opens at 100 yards, 92 meters. There are steel balls, lead spoils the environment, 2.5 mm, copper-plated.
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 7 January 2019 16: 28
    +1
    Every year, there are more and more drones and the danger they bring to the infantry from the sky is considerable.
    I’m wang ... that the day is not far off when the infantrymen refuse to make fire contacts with the enemy on the ground, throw out their damn useless farts and arm themselves with such bazookas. I’ll erase, of course, but drones are becoming more dangerous and there can be many .... lots of.
    1. poquello
      poquello 7 January 2019 22: 53
      +1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Every year, there are more and more drones and the danger they bring to the infantry from the sky is considerable.
      Wangyu ... that the day is not far off when the infantrymen refuse to make fire contacts with the enemy on the ground, throw out their damn useless farts

      not a fact at all, farts in the future will get a helmet-mounted sight with a target trajectory calculator and other goodies
  7. svp67
    svp67 7 January 2019 16: 33
    +5
    Something this "air" did not help much the Angles themselves to protect their airports from unwanted UAV arrival
    1. poquello
      poquello 7 January 2019 22: 59
      0
      Quote: svp67
      Something this "air" did not help much the Angles themselves to protect their airports from unwanted UAV arrival

      Religions did not allow reks from Kalashnikov to buy them.
  8. Zomanus
    Zomanus 7 January 2019 16: 36
    +5
    A fancy "potato cannon" apparently.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 7 January 2019 16: 46
      0
      Exactly, exactly, she is. Cheap, perhaps, but at the expense of anger, this still needs to be seen!
    2. novobranets
      novobranets 7 January 2019 16: 55
      +2
      Quote: Zomanus
      The fancy potato cannon

      Dutch PF potato, with striking elements from the Colorado potato beetles, this hoo. fellowThe development of anti-drones for airports was mentioned two or three years ago, and there were already production models that showed themselves well.
  9. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 7 January 2019 16: 50
    +1
    Pneumatics is certainly an interesting thing. But in battle, this is a meaningless bandura, and sniper rifles are more practical for defending objects from single, small, low-flying UAVs. I think that testing will end.
    SkyWall 300 - stationary automatic installation.
    But this is more interesting for object protection, if you teach this installation to distinguish drones from birds, otherwise the khan to all pigeons (in ammunition size) smile
    1. marshes
      marshes 7 January 2019 17: 10
      +2
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      otherwise khan to all pigeons (in the ammunition size)

      But what, the pigeon is not a city-parasite, but a rural one, which revolve around grain receiving points, on elevators. They are greasy and tasty, a little dry.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 7 January 2019 17: 14
        +2
        Quote: marshes
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        otherwise khan to all pigeons (in the ammunition size)

        But what, the pigeon is not a city-parasite, but a rural one, which revolve around grain receiving points, on elevators. They are greasy and tasty, a little dry.

        Well, to guard the elevators, you can't get enough of such airflows ... And be careful with pigeons, they are notable shulum, but you can pick up a bunch of different byak, including serious ones, for example, psittacosis.
        1. marshes
          marshes 7 January 2019 17: 32
          +2
          Quote: KVU-NSVD
          .And be careful with the pigeons, the shulum is notable among them, but you can pick up a bunch of different bulls, including serious, for example, ornithosis.

          This is from the city. Those are all sick away. By the way, in our city pigeons are rare with throats, or the homeless have eaten or the environment has nailed.
          1. KVU-NSVD
            KVU-NSVD 7 January 2019 17: 37
            +1
            Believe me, there are other and non-urban areas where there is a high percentage of living creatures with all sorts of diseases. If you are a hunter, then consult a local community of hunters and fishers on this subject first. As a rule, they possess similar information.
            1. marshes
              marshes 7 January 2019 17: 42
              0
              Quote: KVU-NSVD
              Believe me, there are other and non-urban areas where there is a high percentage of living creatures with all sorts of diseases. If you are a hunter, then consult a local community of hunters and fishers on this subject first. As a rule, they possess similar information.

              A hunter, but in what and where courses, it saves us that the villages are far from each other, plus orderlies-golden eagles, saker falcons and so on. Rats and then we only have in large cities.
      2. parkello
        parkello 7 January 2019 17: 35
        +2
        Quote: marshes
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        otherwise khan to all pigeons (in the ammunition size)

        . Fatty and tasty, a little dry.

        but dietary ... winked and without control, I don’t want to shoot) I generally prefer a slingshot to a bird. there’s no shot, the rest aren’t afraid ... they just look at their friend’s half shoes and they’re gloating themselves until they take the second and third head off)) yes
        1. marshes
          marshes 7 January 2019 17: 38
          +1
          Quote: parkello
          I generally prefer a slingshot to a bird. there’s no shot, the rest aren’t afraid ... they just look at their friend’s half shoes and they’re gloating themselves until they take the second and third head off))

          I used it myself, the dacha was in the mountains in the city, and pheasants and muffins, mountain kurapatka, not measured, beat balls from a slingshot from a bearing.
          1. parkello
            parkello 8 January 2019 13: 52
            +1
            yes brother, balls are a great thing, but pebbles also come off and cast-iron ... you break a pipe with a hammer into pieces, and so full pockets ... in one stones. in another cast-iron. in the third balls ... they were hard to get in the village , so I saved them. and so cast irons and stones ... my uncle had a quarry there. red granite and basalt were mined, and there was always a lot of pellets ... there he collected stones for himself. Once in a lifetime, he killed a pheasant and accidentally. aimed at a jay, and a ball flew off from an oak somewhere .. and then such a pheasant fluttered with wings so fluttering ... I was so joyful. told the whole village. boasted everywhere. laughing my father came and laid me a knife, He said not only did you hunt without permission, and even talk a lot with your tongue. but the pheasant was just a miracle ... such a yummy. I took it there and tried it last time. no more luck. Well, for now ... but if the Lord grants it. maybe once again wherever I meet. and let BG at least have a slingshot with you.
    2. Klingon
      Klingon 7 January 2019 17: 11
      +2
      ours kind of demonstrated a gun that lands drones, something like a mini-electronic warfare
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 7 January 2019 17: 26
        +2
        Yes, now everyone has such guns as uncut dogs, but they do not work against everyone to the right degree. Sometimes you need to get a drone whole, but here the mesh with a parachute is it. But such a portable bandura is a very inconvenient and expensive overkill. But "there" they have their own cockroaches in the head. Although, I repeat, there is some sense in a stationary automated model at especially important facilities.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 7 January 2019 16: 51
    +4
    I'm going to cry !!!
    And where were all these SkyWall 100, SkyWall 200, SkyWall 300, December 21 in London?
    Gatwick Airport in London did not work for two days due to drones. 120 thousand people suffered
    10:34, December 21, 2018
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 January 2019 16: 52
    +1
    Strange there is no one more modification, Sky Wall 400 for checking the volume on the toilet. Very strange.
  12. Yarhann
    Yarhann 7 January 2019 16: 55
    0
    I think the best tool for small drones is the usual hunting rifle with a shot for ducks
  13. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 7 January 2019 17: 07
    +1
    The company said that they are developing three types of new device: SkyWall 100 - a model for shooting from the shoulder; SkyWall 200 - the easel version of SkyWall 100; SkyWall 300 - stationary automatic installation.

    Three types, immeasurably "dough will be cut down" for easy, not only from the military and special services, but also from individuals and companies ...
    Why haven't we developed? The answer lies on the surface: it was not necessary to close the radio and aircraft modeling circles .... at the palaces and houses of pioneers ...
  14. Klingon
    Klingon 7 January 2019 17: 09
    +2
    similar to the Avril rocket launcher from Unreal Tournament 2004 laughing
  15. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 7 January 2019 17: 25
    0
    100 m is very small. If the drone has hostile intentions, then he will have time to carry out both reconnaissance and attack.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 7 January 2019 17: 39
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      100 m is very small

      I agree, especially for airports. For some reason, all developers rely on catching UAVs of the DJI Phantom 4 type. But they can fly unmanned systems like airplanes, crawl, ride, jump.
  16. serge siberian
    serge siberian 7 January 2019 17: 26
    +2
    Indeed, a simple shotgun is simpler and more angry. Yes, there is less money and cheaper in the service staff. hi
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 January 2019 18: 24
      0
      At a military base, you can start shooting with firearms. But you can’t do it at a civilian airport. A panic will begin, a madhouse.
      There, unknown drones must be planted quietly so that no one would notice this operation by the security services. Drones are used with a "jammer" that works only at a short distance (not paralyzing the airport). And also a very close action shooter. No noise and debris.
      1. Corn
        Corn 7 January 2019 18: 38
        0
        Absolutely vrno, is there just an ILC here? Isn't private contractors engaged in guarding bases and airfields?
  17. tlauicol
    tlauicol 7 January 2019 17: 44
    0
    In the Fifth Element, the same thing happened, also with freezing
  18. -ш-
    -ш- 7 January 2019 17: 52
    +1
    damn a shotgun with a shot and it would be better
  19. tlauicol
    tlauicol 7 January 2019 18: 23
    +3

    fifth Element
  20. Corn
    Corn 7 January 2019 18: 36
    +1
    A purely police-civilian option, in the Donbas and in Syria, smooth-bore hunting rifles perfectly cope with the same task.
    1. Yarhann
      Yarhann 7 January 2019 18: 58
      0
      that’s why there is a need to reinvent the wheel. as for me, for safety of use in crowded places, you need a shell with a remote (programmable detonation) well, on the trunk, a rangefinder, etc. And what kind of barrel it will be is a matter of taste and size of the projectile, either the same shotgun, or recoilless type of RPG type.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 7 January 2019 19: 31
        0
        "well, on the barrel, the rangefinder, etc." ////
        ----
        The rangefinder is just $ 15,000. The Americans had such a grenade launcher: they tested in Afghanistan, the soldiers were delighted.
        But the price exceeded 25,000. And they refused ...
        1. Yarhann
          Yarhann 7 January 2019 20: 01
          0
          and that so few 15000 which is not 200k) to voice the price from the ceiling. Rangefinders for hunting is full of plenty for such purposes and 1000 green is enough. Ammunition will do the rest.
        2. Korax71
          Korax71 8 January 2019 18: 28
          0
          Alex, most likely not a rangefinder, but a ballistic computer. This is a little different.
  21. begemot20091
    begemot20091 7 January 2019 18: 56
    0
    Quote: gla172
    ... the British ... then pneumatic mortars ... then a bottle of metha ...

    then hovnomety wink
  22. bone1
    bone1 7 January 2019 19: 04
    0
    What did the progress shells with the mesh go to? laughing -a there is still not only with the net, but also with a parachute. laughing
  23. mavrus
    mavrus 7 January 2019 20: 00
    +1
    Quote: ANCIENT
    Here you have a direct one, and, all the more, a simpler and cheaper competitor to the Chinese military anti-drone laser!

    Or a more complex and more expensive competitor to a conventional shotgun.
  24. Shepherd
    Shepherd 7 January 2019 22: 04
    0
    A somewhat strange development of avalanche avalanche Montgomery Otwater.
    Avalanches all over the world have been using pneumatic avalanchers for a long time - avalanches on the ski slopes are knocked down. But why does he need an army to cut money?
  25. Panting
    Panting 7 January 2019 22: 31
    +2
    Knitted 8-mm buckshot from a double-barreled 12 or 10 gauge double-barrel and all business. Cheap and very angry.
    1. Kukuruzka
      Kukuruzka 7 January 2019 22: 48
      -1
      Quote: Fervor
      Knitted 8-mm buckshot from a double-barreled 12 or 10 gauge double-barrel and all business. Cheap and very angry.

      Shhh. Right now, the poets of the rote will spit you out! Give them an RPG. Well, or at least a cliff ..... Etozh how much you can squeeze the dough. Yes, give the kids in England!
      Yes, and a gun 100 meters inaccurately beats! This sight is necessary .....
    2. Yarhann
      Yarhann 8 January 2019 00: 01
      0
      Yes there is and ammunition is sold cheaply for 18-19 US dollars, but the point is that they work at a very short distance, clearly less than 100 meters.
  26. loki565
    loki565 7 January 2019 22: 59
    +1
    Children’s pontarese))) from the video it’s impossible to understand how far the drone is from the shooter, and if the drone flies the operator can set the lead and disclosure ???))) Stupidly drank dough, they already had a grenade launcher with a remote fuse and after a few years , millions of dollars, the project was closed)))
  27. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 8 January 2019 02: 22
    0
    Oh! Already "warm has gone"! From pneumatics to ballistae, one step remains!
  28. Evil 55
    Evil 55 8 January 2019 10: 06
    -1
    Whatever the child would amuse, if only he wouldn’t ask to shoot ..
  29. cat hippopotamus
    cat hippopotamus 8 January 2019 12: 54
    0
    And our slingshots knock them down; in childhood, every self-respecting kid had it.
  30. Silver Fox
    Silver Fox 8 January 2019 17: 46
    0
    complete crap.