The Procurement and Production Directorate (PPD) in the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) has selected the RunWize runway management solution from Xsight Systems for installation at Israeli Air Force (IAF) bases.
The PPD chose RunWize after evaluating a number of available technologies. This is the first procurement by an air force of a continuously functional, automated runway management system with a foreign object debris (FOD) detection capability. Jane’s understands that the first RunWize installation for the IAF will be operational within a few months.
The scalable RunWize solution is co-located with runway edge lights and is scalable to cover particular hotspots or entire runways. RunWize automatically and continuously scans operational areas. Based on Xsight Systems’ FODetect automated FOD detection technology, RunWize employs advanced image-processing and millimeter-wave radar algorithms to monitor runway conditions, including FOD and wildlife incursions, on a 24-hour basis regardless of weather conditions.
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