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Muscat airport to deploy drone detection system

MUSCAT, July 15, 2019

Muscat International Airport will soon launch a high-tech system to detect drones near its airspace, said a report.

Oman Airports has signed an agreement with German company Aaronia AG and R&N Khimji to install the drone detection system, which uses radio frequency to detect any flying objects nearby, protecting the surrounding areas of the airport including the landing and take-off runway, said a report in Times of Oman.

The system can detect multiple drones and other devices at various frequencies simultaneously and comes equipped with sophisticated long-range cameras for additional verification, the report said, citing Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports.

The deal is part of the company's priorities to ensure the highest degree of safety for passengers and airlines, he noted.




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