World Security Report June 2014


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Smiths Detection Wins USD 17.6 (SAR

65.9) Million Order from Key Saudi

Arabian Security Establishment

Smiths Detection has won a

USD 17.6 (SAR 65.9) million

contract to supply a range

of advanced equipment to

one of the key Government

security institutions in Saudi


The order includes

HCVG high energy cargo

screening system; CIP 300

Car Inspection Portal; HI-

SCAN 6040aTix explosives

detection X-ray system;

and IONSCAN 500DT and

SABRE 5000 explosive

and trace detection

systems. Smiths Detection

will also train the Saudi

entity’s staff as part of the

agreement. The identity

of the institution cannot

be revealed for security

Ophir Optics launches two new products for Homeland Security

At this year’s Eurosatory

exhibition, Ophir

Optics launched two

new infrared imaging

optics for homeland

security and defence


The SupIR 15-60 mm

is a super-compact,

motorized, continuous

zoom lens designed

especially for lightweight


Edward Christie, Managing

Director - Smiths Detection

Middle East, said: “Saudi

Arabia is a key market

for us in the Middle East

and we are thrilled to start

our collaboration with a

key Government entity.

This is an exceptional

opportunity to demonstrate

the effectiveness of Smiths

Detection products for

critical premises. It shows

that wherever there is

the need for identifying a

combination of chemical,

biological, radiological,

nuclear and explosives

threats, we can provide

the complete solution and


BAE Systems joins ‘big data’

research to boost Australia’s

national security

BAE Systems has become

an industry partner of

the $88 million ‘big data’

Cooperative Research

Centre (CRC).

The Data to Decisions

CRC will start 1 July 2014

to research and develop

tools that seek to maximise

the benefits of ‘big data’

for Australia’s defence and

national security sector.

BAE Systems will

contribute $1 million and

in-kind support over the life

of the five-year program.

Mr Kim Scott, BAE

Systems Australia Director

– Business Development

and Land & Integrated

Systems, said “investing in

the latest technology will

be necessary to provide

timely and accurate

intelligence in the future”.

“Big data comes from

many sources at an

alarming velocity, volume

and variety, which makes

it difficult to analyse using

current technologies. Large

amounts of text, images

systems like minicopters

and micro

UAVs. The diffractionlimited

optical design

is optimized for

LWIR sensors up to

640x480 pixels and

resolution down to

17 micron pixel size.

It has a ruggedized

structure to assure

performance is

maintained in

and audio are rapidly

generated all the time

through digital processes

and social media,” said Mr


Advances in technology

allow BAE Systems to

piece together disparate

data and present it in an

easy-to-use format for

decision makers.

The Data to Decisions

CRC’s research will inform

the Company’s integrated

systems and software

development programs to

deliver data analytics, highspeed

distribution and

secure sharing for Defence

and security customers.

The CRC is funded partly

by the Commonwealth

through a grant, and

partly through cash and

in-kind contributions from

defence, industry and

university participants. The

national headquarters is in

South Australia with teams

in Victoria and New South


harsh environmental

conditions and high shock


The SupIR 2.6mm is ideal

for situational awareness

and surveillance

applications. These highperformance

lenses can

support LWIR sensors up

to 1024x768 pixels, with

resolution down to 12

micron pixels.

Stratech’s iVACS to deploy 30 more systems to the Middle East

Singapore company

Stratech Systems has

announced that it is to

deploy another 30 or more

of its iVACS® intelligent

Vehicle Access Control

Systems in the Middle East.

At least 25 iVACS will be

deployed in a Smart City

Project for one of the

prominent capital cities in

the Middle East. It will be

part of a Security Program

designed to establish a

fully integrated security

solution for a diversity

of onshore, coastal and

offshore critical assets

across the customer’s


This coincides with the

worldwide trend of

increasing take up rates

for such systems. Previous

orders for iVACS used to

involve just a handful of

units each, but nowadays,

relatively large orders such

as this are becoming more


A new tool in the fight against the VBIED

British company e2v

have developed the

RF Safe Stop system,

a vehicle immobilising

system designed to bring

vehicles of all types to a

halt using a blast of high

power magnetrons. It uses

the pulse to disrupt the

electronics of the target

vehicle to stop the


The system can

be mounted

on vehicles,

such as an

SUV, or in fixed


such as vehicle


at critical


buildings and


Combined with traffic

management barriers the

system would an invaluable

tool in the battle to prevent

Vehicle Bourne Improvised

Explosive Devices (VBIED’s).

One of the most deadly

and effective tools in the

terrorist arsenal!

e2v have developed

iVACS® screens vehicle

undercarriages for

potential security threats

such as IEDs – improvised

explosive devices. Stratech

under vehicle surveillance

system, is capable of

“intelligent” inspection

of vehicle undercarriages,

demonstration hardware

with proven effects for

engine stopping and

disruption by utilising

e2v’s patented switching

products in conjunction with

high power magnetrons,

and carefully packaging

these with appropriate

antennas. This design

and provides alerts when

suspicious foreign objects

or abnormalities are

detected. iVACS® also

performs identification

screening for the driver and

passengers in the vehicle

using biometrics providing

a comprehensive solution

at screening checkpoints.

The system is also Network

enabled, which is very

useful for large, networked

deployments such as Smart

City Projects or secure

facilities with multiple

entrances and exits.

Networking the system

means that multiple secure

facilities and command

and control of these secure

facilities can share their


approach has resulted in a

flexible solution which can

be rapidly adapted to suit

specific customer needs

and achieve optimum


The system is also being

trialled for boats and even


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