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Canadian airline discusses covert screening

13 March 2019

Cognitive microwave radar and video recognition systems have an important role to play at the furthest point away from and inside airports, according to Martin Cronin, CEO of Patriot One.

Speaking to Jane’s during the Security & Counter Terror Expo in London on 5–6 March, Cronin said that Patriot One is in discussions with a Canadian airline about the possibility of introducing covert screening of passengers moving from the departure lounge onto the aircraft. “They wanted to know whether they could introduce some enhanced security at that final point as a last line of defence,” Cronin noted.

The main security checkpoint screens passengers highly effectively for hidden weapons or explosives, but some security analysts believe that terrorists are shifting their attention elsewhere (as shown by the 2016 airport bombings in Brussels and Istanbul).

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