Liberty Defense, provider of AI-based next-generation detection solutions for concealed weapons and threats, announced that its HEXWAVE system was selected by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to determine how its capability can be used and deployed 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 program,” 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 millimeter 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 allows for 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.
“We are thrilled that the GTAA has selected Liberty Defense to bring the HEXWAVE to the Toronto Pearson Airport,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense. “The flexibility of the HEXWAVE allows the GTAA to quickly deploy and move the HEXWAVE to areas inside and outside the airport. We are thrilled to work with them on their continued aviation industry innovation.”