Tag Archives: Airport

Leidos Announces $1B Acquisition of L3Harris Security Detection, Automation Businesses to Expand Product Portfolio; Roger Krone Quoted

Leidos has entered a definitive agreement to acquire L3Harris Technologies’ security detection and automation businesses for $1B in cash to add complementary technology and products as well as create a comprehensive security and detection portfolio, Leidos said on Tuesday. The Boards of Directors of both companies unanimously approved the transaction.

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Lasers, High-Power Microwaves Could Help Counter Hostile Drones; Raytheon’s Todd Probert Quoted

Military commanders and civilian air traffic controllers need new technology platforms to help detect and counter rogue drones flying over sports stadiums, airports and military installations. “This is very fast-moving from a technology standpoint,” Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon's intelligence, information and services business, said of drones.

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London’s Heathrow Airport Taps Jacobs for Engineering Services to Support Expansion Efforts

Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a four-year contract from London’s Heathrow Airport for engineering and planning services to aid the airport’s expansion efforts. Jacobs said Tuesday it will oversee design activities for the airfield, earthworks and highways along with support to the Heathrow Integrated Design Team composed of seven aviation design …

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Smiths Detection Debuts Online Portal for Aviation Sector; Cameron Mann Comments

Smiths Detection has launched a new online hub to function as a portal of opinion-based and other articles from aviation professionals to provide users insight about the sector. The Aviation Insider website at aviation-insider.com exhibits aviation security practices and facilitate industry discussions, Smiths Detection said Monday. “Aviation Insider is designed to be …

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Jeffrey Johnson: Rockwell Collins Aims to Help Orgs Establish Cybersecurity Centers With New Service Offering

Rockwell Collins has introduced a service offering intended to help organizations establish onsite or hosted Cyber Security Operations Centers to protect their critical assets from security threats. The company said Tuesday it will work to design and build CSOC platforms with commercial off-the-shelf technologies for clients that aim to expand their internal security efforts. Rockwell Collins also …

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Trex Subsidiary to Provide ‘Foreign Object Debris’ Detection Units to Navy, Marines Air Stations

A Trex Enterprises subsidiary will deliver 10 “foreign object debris” detection units to U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps air stations across the East and West coasts in efforts to limit runway closure time and mitigate repair costs caused by FODs. Trex Aviation Systems‘ FOD Finder XM-M features a millimeter-wave radar that works to support FOD detection and retrieval …

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Falcon Group Taps Smiths Detection to Supply Egypt Airport Security Systems

Smiths Detection has secured $24.8 million in contracts from Egyptian security company Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for installation at  airports across Egypt. Smiths Detection said Wednesday it will provide HI-SCAN 6040aTiX, HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR, HI-SCAN 100100T-2is, HI-SCAN 145180-2is and IONSCAN 600 platforms for Egyptian airport security personnel to detect explosives at passenger checkpoints. The contract …

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CH2M to Help Create Guidance for Airport Maintenance Management System Implementation

CH2M will serve as a research partner to the Airport Cooperative Research Program in an effort to develop guidance for computer maintenance management system updates at airports. John Fortin, CH2M principal investigator, and Laith Alfaqih, deputy PI and project manager, will lead the research project that seeks to provide recommendations for utilizing a CMMS for …

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Lockheed Lands Forecast Tools Supply Contract With Oman Airports Mgmt Co

Lockheed Martin has received a seven-year contract to provide forecasting tools to Oman Airports Management Co. for operations management functions at airports in the Middle East country. Lockheed said Tuesday it will supply its BEONTRA-built B Capacity and B Tactical platforms for OAMC to develop strategic resource plans and support daily operations at Salah and Muscat …

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Lockheed to Update Sweden Airport Operational Systems; Mark Cooper Comments

Lockheed Martin has been selected to upgrade Sweden’s airport operational systems in an effort to help share information with stakeholders across the network under a five-year contract. Swedavia tapped Lockheed to install the latter company’s Chroma suite that comprises a multi-airport operational database, resource management system and flight information displays, …

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General Dynamics-Built Air Traffic Control Radios Begin Operations in Missouri Hub; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics has deployed its air traffic control radios in Floyd W. Jones Lebanon Airport in Missouri as part of the Federal Aviation Administration air-ground communications modernization program. The CM300/350 V2 VHF and UHF voice over Internet protocol radios are the first to go into operation at the airport, the company said …

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Exelis to Deploy Predeparture Sequence Planner at Changi Airport; Frank Koehne Comments

Exelis has been selected to implement its predeparture sequence planner at Singapore’s Changi Airport in a move to help the international hub achieve gate pushback times for departing aircraft. Frank Koehne, managing director of Exelis Orthogon, said Friday the Osyris predeparture sequence planner is designed to minimize aircraft queue lengths and …

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