Adderstone Group Back North East Based Counter Terrorism Firm ~ VIDEO

UK – -(AmmoLand.com)- North East based property and investment business, Adderstone Group, has invested a seven-figure sum into OpenWorks Engineering, an award-winning, hi-tech product company which is developing world-leading security and counter-terrorism products.

OpenWorks, which operates from premises in Stocksfield, Northumberland, has developed a unique and innovative drone capture system named SkyWall, which is already being used across the globe by a number of government authorities, militaries and private security organisations to provide close protection to the likes of airports, major infrastructure and even world leaders at summits.

OpenWorks was established in 2015 by five directors; Chris Down, Neil Armstrong, Alex Wilkinson, James Cross, and Roland Wilkinson; and has developed game-changing products for the defence and security industry.

Its directors are confident that the significant investment from Adderstone Group will enable OpenWorks to increase capacity to manufacture their award-winning SkyWall drone defence products, accelerate research and development of the next generation of SkyWall products and ultimately add significant value to the business. Whilst Adderstone Group is known primarily as one of the largest property development businesses in the region, it has a long and successful track record at founding and growing a range of investments.

OpenWorks Skywall
OpenWorks Skywall TEam: OpenWorks Managing Director, Chris Down (left) with Marketing Director James Cross (centre) and Adderstone Group CEO, Ian Baggett (right).

The funding is Adderstone Group’s second investment into an engineering business, following the company’s successful support of a delisting and management buyout of Turbo Power Systems Plc., which specialises in providing innovative high-speed Adderstone Group, Unit 5 Maling Court, Union Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BP Tel: 0191 269 9000 Fax: 0191 269 9901 Email: [email protected] Web: www.adderstonegroup.com

Ian Baggett, CEO and Founder of Adderstone Group said: “OpenWorks achievements to date have been astounding. They are an extremely talented group of engineers who not only foresaw a massive need to protect against rogue drones but have gone on to design, patent, manufacture and monetise what is acknowledged to be world leading technology from their base in Stocksfield. My team and I look forward to doing whatever we can to help our new colleagues continue to grow a world leading business that protects the public and infrastructure from this burgeoning threat.”

Chris Down, Managing Director of OpenWorks said: “Adderstone Group’s track record speaks for itself. We were determined to partner with a local investor to expand our production capability and accelerate the development of new products. We are confident that, in Adderstone, we have secured the perfect investment partner.”

SkyWall100 USMC Testing at Camp Pendleton
SkyWall100 USMC Testing at Camp Pendleton

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Two others to mention in this forming counter active devices for drone control and capture.
1.) Drone Shield droneshield.com
2.) Kalashnikov’s REX-1
These are high tech field applicable jamming devices for capturing drones…

Wild Bill
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@RL, do any of these have more range than my 870? This SkyWall seems to take all the fun out of it.

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@ Wild Bill Using your gun would be like hunting ducks but no lost lives. Then again, no meat to take home either.

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Wild Bill

@Tcat, I wonder what the taxidermy man would say?!

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I think a good 12 GA. would do just as good and a hell of a lot cheaper, what do you think?