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|Stratech’s iFerret™ Wins in Dubai|
Singapore – 22 January 2014 – Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Stratech Systems Limited ("Stratech") is pleased to announce that its iFerret™ intelligent Airfield/Runway Surveillance and Foreign Object & Debris (FOD) Detection System has won in a Tender for the Runway Debris Management System (RDMS) at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The contract, awarded by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), is for the installation of the iFerret™ intelligent Airfield/Runway Surveillance and Foreign Object & Debris (FOD) Detection System. Developed by Stratech, the market leader in RDMS solutions, iFerret™ is the world’s first intelligent Vision-based FOD detection system, providing real-time, automated FOD detection, location, classification, measuring and recording approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Covering the runways and taxiway crossings, it will help prevent potential aircraft damage and fatalities caused by FOD, ensuring airfield safety and security. iFerret™ has also been deployed at Singapore Changi International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and Düsseldorf International Airport. In September 2013, iFerret™ has been selected for deployment by one of the world’s top Air Forces, which marked the first time that iFerret™ and any FOD Detection System will be installed in an airbase, paving the way for it to enter into a previously-untapped market.
The FAA has published Advisory Circulars which provide directions on specifications and funding of FOD detection systems, and these have since been adopted as de-facto standards by airports globally. iFerret™ received FAA approval in March 2012.
Winning the Dubai Tender is significant because of the three systems approved by the FAA, the Stratech iFerret™ has beaten one and will be replacing the other.
“Dubai International Airport is one of the top airport hubs1 and handles more than 60 million passengers and aircraft movements in excess of 300,000 annually. We are confident that iFerret™ will enhance aviation safety for travellers and employees in this very busy airport,” said Stratech Executive Chairman, Dr. David K.M. Chew.
This win was achieved in partnership with Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies Co LLC ("Bayanat"), Stratech’s partner in the UAE. Bayanat Airports has a successful track record of completed projects in the UAE, operating for the past 15 years in the region, with numerous projects in Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport.
“We are extremely proud to be awarded this prestigious project for Dubai International Airport. We look forward to executing and delivering this project successfully and to be contributing to the airport’s safety and operational efficiency,” said Mr. Alan Bourjeily, General Manager of Bayanat Airports Engineering and Supplies.
Dr. Chew added, “There are more than 280 commercial airports and military airbases in the Middle East. The aviation industry here is growing rapidly, supported by strong economic growth. There is great potential in this region for automated FOD detection systems, airside surveillance and network intelligence – command and control for clusters of airports and airbases.”
“iFerret™ is the future of airfield safety and surveillance. We are proud that Stratech – and Singapore – is now well-positioned to drive aviation safety globally and to contribute towards building a safer and better world.” said Dr. Chew of Stratech.
Stratech Systems Limited