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Airport | Aviation Security
BALTIMORE, July 7, 2016 ADCOR MAGnet Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the official launch of its Kickstarter® campaign in support of its ground-breaking new drone technology known as the Pharos™ smart antenna.
The Pharos™ is a newly-developed smart antenna for drones and robotic platforms that forms a directional, high gain beam and keeps it always pointed to the drone control station, regardless of the drone's motion. It can be used on both sides of the link, the ground control station, and the drone. It is an electronically-controlled tracking antenna with no moving parts.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals, as well as the movement of aircraft on the ground. The new technology will save time for the flying public and lessen the impact on the environment by reducing emissions and noise.
NEW YORK, July 5, 2016 DJI, the world's leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, Tuesday introduced an improved version of its geofencing system in the latest update to the DJI GO app that controls its Phantom and Inspire aerial platforms.
The industry-leading Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) software will help pilots avoid flying drones near airports and other sensitive locations, and automatically update with temporary flight restrictions around wildfires to help protect authorized firefighting aircraft and help ensure fire crews can operate without disruption.
SALT LAKE CITY June 29, 2016 Five Star Airport Alliance Inc. (FSAA), a leading provider of Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) to Airports and Airlines across North America, announced today the successful management buyout from a Connecticut based private equity firm that has owned the Company since 2001. The new independent Company will retain the name Five Star Airport Alliance and continue to manufacture Horsley Company, G&T Conveyor, BAE and Star Systems Baggage Handling Products and Systems from its headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT.
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
The death toll has risen to 41 in an attack that occurred Tuesday evening at the Ataturk Airport in Instanbul, Turkey
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 In a win for local governments and local decision-making authority, new rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when and where drones operate in their communities. The new rules put in place a number of new regulations, including hours of operation, height and line of sight requirements.
WILMINGTON, MA June 28, 2016 Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today announced that it was awarded a Standing Offer from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for up to 340 of its industry-leading QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors. These systems are to be deployed over the course of approximately the next two years to Canadian airports for passenger and baggage screening.
PANAMA CITY, FL June 23, 2016 DeTect today announced the release of the free public version of the DroneWatcher™ app that makes smartphones and tablets using the Android™ operating system into detectors for consumer drones and small unmanned aerial vehicles.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its highly-anticipated call to industry to share solutions for the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for Information (RFI), issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), explains that CBP intends to add biometrics to confirm when foreign nationals are departing the United States, in order to deter visa overstays, to identify criminals, and to defeat imposters.
June 20, 2016 EU citizens aged 18 years and above, holding an Electronic Passport and flying out or into the Schengen area will be using 9 Automated Border Control eGates to cross the border at the entrance/exit of Pier C (used for departure / arrival flights from countries outside the Schengen Area).