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Liberty Defense to test Hexwave at Toronto Pearson

2022-02-22 12:50 ET - News Release

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Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. has signed an agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to trial Hexwave at Toronto Pearson International Airport during the third quarter of 2022.

Toronto Pearson is located in Mississauga, west of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's largest airport, the sixth-most-connected airport in the world and the second-most-connected airport in North America.

Toronto Pearson will be the first airport in the world to trial the Hexwave walkthrough security detection portal. Several key members of the Liberty Defense team, including chief executive officer Bill Frain, have previously been involved in the development and mass deployment of key screening technologies that are commonly found today at airports around the world.

"The Hexwave is planned to act as an additional layer of security at airports, extending the perimeter of the screened area to include the entrance to the airport itself," said Mr. Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense. "As airports continue to look at innovative ways to improve security, technology like Hexwave provides the ultimate solution."

This strategy is known as a layered defence strategy, and it makes it possible for security teams to detect threats at the perimeter of a property without obstructing the movement of large groups of people. Hexwave can operate in both indoor and outdoor environments, providing additional flexibility for deployment of the system.

Hexwave uses 3-D radar imaging and artificial intelligence, primarily to detect and identify concealed weapons, as well as other threats and anomalies, whether they are metallic or nonmetallic. The experience of passing through a Hexwave device is completely seamless. There is no need to stop and remove keys, cell phones or other items from pockets. Moreover, Hexwave does not retain the 3-D radar image and only displays a standardized person outline.

"The GTAA places passenger and staff safety as our highest priority, and this means taking a pro-active, innovative approach to staying ahead of emerging threats and minimizing them," said Dwayne Macintosh, director of corporate safety and security for the GTAA. "We look forward to trialling Hexwave, and its potential to enhance safety at Toronto Pearson."

As previously announced, Liberty is also working with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for demonstration and evaluation of the Hexwave and its expanded capabilities for screening aviation workers at a TSA designated airport location to enhance detection and throughput performance.

About Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd.

Liberty Defense provides multitechnology security solutions for concealed weapons detection in high-volume foot traffic areas and locations requiring enhanced security such as airports, stadiums, schools and more. Liberty's Hexwave product, for which the company has secured an exclusive licence from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a technology transfer agreement for patents related to active 3-D radar imaging technology, provides discrete, modular and scalable protection to provide layered, standoff detection capability of metallic and non-metallic weapons. Liberty has also licensed the millimetre-wave-based, high-definition advanced imaging technology (HD-AIT) body scanner and shoe scanner technologies as part of its aviation security technology portfolio. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions.

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