Innovative technologies sought for aviation security


October 21, 2016

The joint Home Office and Department for Transport team has launched a competition through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) as part of its wider FASS programme, worth £25.5 million until 2021.

Suppliers are being asked to develop truly innovative technologies, with a focus on people, baggage and cargo security.

The technologies and approaches should help detect the widest possible range of explosives, weapons and other threats that could be taken onto an aircraft, while limiting any inconvenience caused to passengers or delays to cargo operations.

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