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DroneCatchProject DroneCatcher started in 2015 when Dutch Police, Military Police and others called for solutions for the protection against unmanned mobile systems. The commission appointed the proposal of Delft Dynamics as very promising and unique in its controlled manner of elimination.In project DroneCatcher a compact mechanically shooting net system is designed and integrated in a multicopter. From the multicopter a net can be fired on a hostile drone. The net can be equipped with a parachute to avoid endangering people on the ground. The video can be viewed here. The demonstrator is now operational and the project will be continued in the following 15 months now a defence customer awarded a budget for further development towards a product.

MobnetAs of January 1st 2016, Delft Dynamics started working on a European project MOBNET:  MOBile NETwork for people's location in natural and man-made disasters. We work together with Spanish, Polish and German organisations. The project will be finished in the first quarter of 2018. The main objective of MOBNET is to locate isolated victims during natural disasters and situations of emergency such as earthquakes, hurricanes or large snowstorms. MOBNET will also help first responder services to find lost people in general. To that end, one or more drones will be equipped with sensors that can detect and locate mobile phone signals. More information can be found at: http://mobnet-h2020.eu/
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687338.

project DRACOThe Knowledge & Innovation department of Dutch Defence has decided to endorse the DTP proposal "Demonstrating Remote Aerial CBRN Operations (DRACO)" of Delft Dynamics. This project is a follow-up of the project "Remote Aerial CBRN Sensing". In this project will be investigated how CBRN sensors can be safely deployed quickly and remotely using a multicopter.

Today, Delft Dynamics received its exemption to carry out operations with unmanned aerial vehicles. Because of the special requirements posed on testflights, it took a bit longer to process, but starting now, Delft Dynamics can provide test flights with unmanned systems without certification, provided the flights are carried out according to the operational manual.