Armed with a netgun the DroneCatcher can safely remove illegally operated unmanned systems from the air. After detection e.g. by radar, acoustics or vision, the unmanned helicopter is able to quickly approach hovering or slow moving threats. With the use of its onboard camera, the netgun can be aimed and fired at the threat and the drone will be caught and removed.
Depending on the weight of the system that is to be removed, the DroneCatcher can bring the captured drone, using a cable, to a harmless place. Or in case of a caught drone that is too heavy, a parachute coupled to the net ensures low impact on the ground.
Delft Dynamics B.V. is specialized in building small unmanned helicopters for stable, easy to control, aerial sensor-platforms. This is accomplished by intelligently combining computer and sensor technology.