Liberty Defense has won a contract from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to provide its Hexwave walkthrough security detection portal for enhanced screening purposes.

The Hexwave system from Liberty Defense Holdings, a provider of AI-based next-generation detection solutions for concealed weapons and threats, has been selected by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to determine its suitability for deployment at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport.

“As industry leaders, we are excited to be the first airport in the world to acquire the Hexwave system to evaluate how best to use in our broader airport security programme,” said Dwayne MacIntosh, director, corporate safety and security, GTAA. “We plan to roll out the use of Hexwave in the second half of this year, working with airport stakeholders to assess the best locations to provide enhanced security and an improved screening experience in non-traditional areas of the airport. We are excited to work with Liberty Defense as we are continually looking to innovate and improve the overall safety of our airport.”

Unlike weapon detection technology, HEXWAVE uses millimetre wave, advanced 3D imaging, and AI to detect all types of concealed metallic and non-metallic threats and other prohibited items – without the passenger having to divest common items. The system delivers rapid, automated screening using a high-throughput, contactless, walkthrough portal to detect liquid, powder, and plastic explosives, 3D-printed ghost guns, and other threats of concern today that enhanced metal detectors on the market cannot detect.

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