X-Net® Helps Protect the Royal Wedding

Thames Valley Police used QinetiQ’s vehicle stopping X-Net® technology as part of wider security plans to protect the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel, Windsor this May.

Thames Valley Police deployed X-Net® in Windsor, which saw crowds of an estimated 110,000 people attend to support the royal wedding. The X-Net® vehicle arresting system helped to combat the risk of vehicles being used in terror attacks.

X-Net® is a portable and non-lethal solution capable of stopping vehicles ranging from small cars through to 10 tonne lorries. The system has been extensively and independently tested and deployed with military, police and security forces around the world. It uses a unique ‘spiked’ design, which brings the target vehicle to a complete stop, under control, irrespective of the type of tyre. By wrapping around the wheels and axle of the vehicle whilst puncturing the tyres, X-Net® prevents any further manoeuvring of the threatening vehicle.