Guard From Above is the first company in the world to use Birds of Prey to intercept hostile drones.
Our specialized team of experts has over 30 years’ experience in training Birds of Prey.
We have been researching drone related incidents and contra drone (C-UAS) solutions since 2013. We have been successfully working with the Dutch National Police on developing our C-UAS Bird of Prey solution to a Operational deployment measure. We are situated at the WTC The Hague Business centere, The Netherlands and are helping clients around the world on building their own C-UAS Bird of Prey capability
After researching drone related incidents ever since 2013 where COTS UAS (Commercial Of The Shelf drones) were being used for bad our Founder Sjoerd Hoogendoorn started to look in to possible countermeasures to mitigate the possible threat of UAS. With a technical background he was looking at drones with nets, lasers, jamming, hacking but eventually came up with the idea to use the animal hunting instincts of Eagles to counter this new and growing threat: They are the masters of the sky!
While consulting with bird training expert Ben de Keijzer who has over 30 years’ experience in training birds Sjoerd and Ben decided to work together to develop and test this innovative idea and Guard From Above was started. After successful trials they contacted the Dutch National Police and invited them for a demonstration. After the demonstration the Dutch National Police asked Guard From Above to start an Innovation project to research how this innovative C-UAS measure could be implemented within the Dutch National Police.
After successful completing the Innovation project, Guard From Above was asked to train a number of Eagles for the Dutch National Police and to train a undisclosed number of Birdhandlers. Guard From Above also has provided C-UAS services at a number of public events in The Netherlands and Europe.
CEO | Founder | C-UAS Specialist
Working in the C-UAS industry since 2013. Entrepeneur with a strong background in projectmanagement and innovation.
Driven to make the world a safer place. Sjoerds working philosophy is cocreation with specialists and clients in order to achieve the best results.
Ben de Keijzer
COO | Co-Founder | Bird Specialist
Over 30 years+ experience in training birds of prey. Known internationally as an expert, he is routinely asked to advice on training programs for birds of prey.
Ben has worked with birds since his youth and has turned that passion into his profession.
Birdhandlers & Birds
Our team of experienced passionate specialists and birds 😉 are working together to help our clients to solve their problems.