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Kuala Lumpur begins FOD detection trials

08 May 2019

Field trials are under way of an automated foreign object debris (FOD) detection system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysian government-run news agency Bernama reported on 29 April.

The project, which cost an undisclosed sum, was a collaborative effort between KLIA operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), Japan-based Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (HiKE), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

In a joint statement with HiKE and UTM, MAHB CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin claimed that the Malaysian hub is the first airport in the world to install a fully functional system.

A prototype of the linear cell radar-over-fibre system was initially tested at Tokyo Narita International Airport before preliminary experiments and system infrastructure design work at KLIA began in February 2018.

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