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About Us – Guard From Above

About us

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 27 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 Hague Security Delta Campus in The Hague, The Netherlands and are helping clients around the world on building their own C-UAS Bird of Prey capability.

Sjoerd Hoogendoorn
CEO and Founder

Sjoerd Hoogendoorn has experience in the security sector and has spent years studying the various ways that drones are used. He is an entrepreneur with a passion for business development and innovation who gladly follows the road less traveled. His motto is “What if it actually is possible?” Sjoerd Hoogendoorn’s working philosophy is cocreation with specialists and clients in order to achieve optimal results.

Ben de Keijzer
COO and CO-founder

Ben de Keijzer has been training birds of prey for more than 25 years. He has had a passion for these birds since his youth, and he turned that passion into his profession. Known internationally as an expert, he is routinely asked to advise on training programs for birds of prey.


We are working with an experienced passionate team that on a daily basis keep up the high level of our services. Our human staff and of course also our birds who do most of the work. Every day we are working together to help our clients to solve their problems.


Hex Horus

Hex Horus provides world class Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Consultancy, Operations, Resourcing and Training. Delivered to you by an experienced cohort of Military Veterans including Ex-Special Forces in order to deliver the most effective Counter Unmanned Aerial System layered defense to our clients.

Guard From Above has partnered with Hex Horus to be able to provide our clients additional support and manpower on request. http://www.hexhorus.com/

Dutch National Police Force

The Dutch National Police Force consists of over 50,000 people, committed to serving their local communities with the motto “Openness, Transparency and Citizen Involvement”.

The Dutch National Police acted as the Launching partner/customer for Guard From Above to validate end-user requirements in an innovation project. After successfully completing the innovation project Guard From Above has been Operational deployed. Guard From Above has also trained an undisclosed number of Police officers in the GFA Birdhandler Training Program and has sold a number of trained C-UAS Birds of Prey to the Dutch National Police.

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Teijin Aramid

Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Sulfron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight. Teijin Aramid’s Endumax® is a thin, ultra-strong tape with a very high modulus, high cut, impact and wear resistance, suitable for a wide range of applications like ballistic protection, ropes and cables and composites.

Endumax® amongst other products is used by Guard From Above to provide the birds of prey with an additional higher level of protection for professional drone platforms.



TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research TNO, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organization regulated by public law, they are independent: not part of any government, university or company.

TNO has been working together with Guard From Above and the Dutch National Police and suppliers to research the impact drone propellers could have on the Bird of Prey talons and possible ways to develop additional talon armor for professional grade drones.

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

Sjoerd HoogendoornCEO/Founder

About Guard From Above

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

With over 27 years experience in training birds of prey and in-depth knowledge on drone-threats we assist our clients in keeping their assets and citizens safe from hostile drones

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