Government funds research into knife-detection technology

Six UK companies have been funded a share of more than £460,000 to fast-track innovative technologies that aim to detect people carrying knives in crowded places such as streets, railway stations and major events. Distinguishing concealed blades from other items Read More …

Airbus and Atos awarded major cyber security contract to protect key EU institutions

Airbus Defence and Space — through its Airbus CyberSecurity unit — and Atos, as coprime entity, have been selected by the Council of the European Union to provide cyber security expertise, products, services and solutions to help protect the IT systems of Read More …

Technology To Screen For Explosive Vests Coming To Penn Station

Suicide vest-detection technology is coming to New York City’s Penn Station. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the federal Transportation Security Administration will start testing the screening equipment on Tuesday. Schumer pushed for the technology to be tested in Read More …

New walk-through scanner will cut the time we all spend going through airport security

A Cardiff company has been awarded £400,000 in Government funding to develop a new walk-through scanner that could cut the time it takes for people to pass through airport security. Sequestim is one of eight teams to receive part of Read More …

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais security in Anglo-French deal

Britain will pay £44.5m for extra security measures in France to prevent another refugee camp forming in Calais or any other Channel port, Theresa May is to announce. The extra cash will go towards fencing, CCTV and other detection technology in Calais and other Read More …

Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from Read More …