Intercepting hostile drones

Drones are here to stay. We are convinced that drones will change the world as we know it in a positive way. Drones can be used by companys and private persons for good and innovative ways. They represent 95% of the drone users.

But….sadly there are also people with bad intentions that want to use drones for bad. Drone users who want to use drones as criminal or terrorist tools. Of course there are also people with good intentions who are flying drones in places where they can pose a danger for the public(airfields, Public events).

Our focus is on the 5% of the (bad) drone users.

We are using birds of prey to intercept hostile drones and to make the world safer

How we use birds of prey to intercept bad drones

Not every location has the same threat of drones.

A drone doesn’t have be a threat at all. Is a drone carrying a HD-camera? This could be a threat but doesn’t always have to pose a threat. Our first step is always to do a Threat analysis.

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  • Guard and protection duty (on site) (The Netherlands)
  • GFA Certified Birds of prey (buy your own GFA trained bird)
  • GFA Certified Birdhandler Training Program (train your staff to handle our GFA trained birds)
  • Consultancy services (C-UAV specialist knowledge and client specific questions)

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Date: May 24th 2016

CBS News-item : Watch out, drones: This bald eagle can take you down (including video)

A couple of weeks ago we had cameracrew from CBS News and the New York Times as our guest during a GFA-demo. There was a lot of wind this day but in the end the results were great! Our birds performed perfect!

Full article: use-eagles- to-take- down-illegal- drones/

Date: April 14th 2016

Experience Day Drone Counter Measures

Guard From Above was attending and Pitching at the Experience Day Drone counter Measures. April 14th was about new technologies that meet the challenge of detecting and eliminating small drones. A one day event focussed on drone countermeasures. The spirit was to see actual demonstrations besides PowerPoint’s. Let’s fly, detect and catch drones for real.

Location: Woensdrecht Air Base

Attending where, those responsible for securing high profile evenor critical infrastructures like airports, harbours, military compounds, prisons, industrial sites, electricity companies or nuclear power plants. This event was initiated by Securitas Belgium and Robin Radar Systems from the Netherlands and supported by various other companies who demonstrate their techniques. The event was facilitated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Business Park Aviolanda.

Great day, with near perfect weather. A lot of great different solutions and great spirit of all participants on the ambition on keeping our clients airspace dronesafe.

Date: April 5th 2016

BBC-Item : The eagle that chases drones

The BBC item on the Demonstration on March 8th (including video), This video was part of a larger item on BBC CLICK on Drones and Counter drone measures.

Full article:

Click – 26/03/2016
In a drone special, the team race drones and then take them down with the help of an eagle. Plus learning how to program a BBC Microbit.

Date: March 8th 2016

BBC-Item : Eagles trained to take down drones

The BBC item on the Demonstration on March 7th (including video)

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Date: February 25th 2016

GFA Certificate coming in 20

To guarantee the high level of quality of our services we are working on the Guard From Above: GFA Certificate. The GFA Certificate will be based on our 25 years’ experience working with birds of prey. Also we are taking in the experience we have had developping our GFA concept. Animal welfare is very important for us, this will be a key part of the GFA Certification. The GFA Certificate will be used on our Bird training program, on the Birdhandler training program, extra Protective measures, equipment, Bird quarters and caretaking. In the course of 2016 we will be further implementing the GFA Certificate.

Date:  February 2th, 3rd and 4th 2016

TUSEXPO 2016 The Hague

Tuesday 2nd, wednesday 3rd and thursday 4th Guard From Above was exhibiting at the The Unmanned Systems Expo(TUSEXPO) Highlight for us was being asked to be part of the Opening of the Expo. At the TUSEXPO we had a lot of press attention and questions from visitors who had seen us on tv and the internet. Also we received several questions from new possible clients about our services.

This week was a very busy but important week for us. We would like to thank our GFA-team and the people that have been working hard behind the screens to help us to make our exhibit at the TUSEXPO a succes!

Date: January 29th 2016 wrote an artical about us.

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Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104
2595AN The Hague – The Netherlands
(HSD Campus)

Sjoerd Hoogendoorn

About Guard From Above

Guard From Above is the first company in the world to use birds of prey to intercept hostile drones.