Thales Announces FOD Partnership

By Tish Drake | August 27, 2009
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Thales announced a partnership with Xsight Systems Ltd., a company based in Rosh Haayin, Israel, under which Thales will globally market Xsight’s FODetect debris detection systems, a sensor and processing system that detects and characterizes foreign objects found on airport movement surfaces. Thales said it will market FODetect as a stand-alone system as well as integrated into its EUROCAT-S A-SMGCS processing and display system. The companies said the FODetect system is under evaluation at Boston Logan International Airport. EUROCAT-S is deployed at more that 15 airports, including Frankfurt, New Bangkok International Airport (NBIA), Incheon, Toulouse, Lyon and Munich. FODetect system includes a centralized data processing system that detects debris, generates alerts and provides tools to investigate detections.

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