OpenWorks signs exclusive agreement with Liteye Systems for North America

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2018


OpenWorks & Liteye Join Forces to Offer Low Collateral Damage C-UAS Physical Defeat to Liteye’s solutions Centennial Colorado and Newcastle United Kingdom – OpenWorks Engineering Ltd and Liteye Systems Inc., have formed an exclusive partnership to support military, law enforcement and security authorities with their counter-UAS missions; The two companies are joining forces to offer an integrated low-collateral-damage C-UAS defeat layer to Liteye’s already successful counter unmanned systems offerings.

Liteye are specialists in the development and deployment of a range of counter-UAS products and systems. Having already deployed fully integrated detect, track and defeat systems with US military customers since 2016, Liteye is continually striving to enhance its system’s capabilities and work with its customers in support of their evolving missions.

“To be affective in the ongoing battle against unmanned systems the solution must be adaptive and able to include different layers of ability.” stated Kenneth Geyer, CEO of Liteye. “OpenWorks SkyWall 100 and 300 offerings provide us with yet another defeat capability in our offering, providing the end-users with options.”

OpenWorks developed the world famous SkyWall net capture products, that have already been deployed operationally to protect heads of state, highly-sensitive sites and critical national Infrastructure around the world. SkyWall allows the operator to physically capture the UAS target in
a net; a unique non-ECM UAS defeat capability. Teamed with Liteye’s solutions these systems can now be integrated into a larger defensive umbrella of radars, cameras, RF sensing, and electronic
warfare capabilities.

This highly-capable team will support all existing SkyWall customers and offers new users access to SkyWall products directly from Liteye’s base in Colorado. The partnership forms as further SkyWall100 contracts are signed by US authorities and shows the teams commitment to support US based users.

“Like SkyWall, Liteye’s solutions have been defending lives and critical infrastructure on the battlefield since 2016 and we are happy to join their team in North America.” James Cross, Director of Openworks stated. “We know our SkyWall products we assist them in that mission for years to come.”

SkyWall300 is the latest SkyWall system, that offers autonomous and remotely operated net capture. It will be demonstrated this week and in weeks to come at a number of high-profile military events such as BlackDart 18. The Skywall 300 will be available for deployment in early 2019.
For further information on any of the Liteye and SkyWall systems, please contact Rick Sondag at [email protected]

About Liteye Systems, Inc. (

Located on the front range of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, Liteye Systems, Inc. is a world leader in technology solutions manufacturing & integration of Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS), Drone Sense and Warn Systems, rugged high-resolution head mounted displays (HMD), augmented weapons sights, covert thermal surveillance systems, electronic warfare packages, radar systems, and fire control software. Our cutting-edge solutions feature  revolutionary designs in optics, electronics, ergonomics, and form factors that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications. Our R&D 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 is protecting critical infrastructure from real world threats.

About OpenWorks Engineering LTD. ( )

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 capture and bring down a drone to a controlled landing under parachute. Using a combination of a pneumatically powered launcher and an intelligent projectile, the concept embodies a simple principle: catch the target drone in a net. SkyWall has several inbuilt 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 and SkyWall300 is an automatic mounted system.


U.S. Marine Ryan Ramirez with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division is assessed utilizing a capture system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercises 2018 (ANTX18) at Camp Pendleton, California, March 20, 2018. Urban ANTX18 is an exercise led by the Navy Research and Research and Development Establishment (NR&DE) where industry, academia and Government research and development (R&D) organizations are invited to demonstrate emerging technology and engineering innovations in operationally relevant environments and scenarios. The exercise is focused on mission essential tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Cutler Brice)

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