Ava Risk Group Limited (ASX: AVA), a market leader in the provision of risk management services and technologies, announced today that it has received purchase orders for A$2.2m in respect of the upgrade of security at several military airbases in Asia. This is the first phase of a wider program to enhance security at a number of critical military locations.

Ava Group Chief Executive Officer, Chris Fergus states: “We are pleased that Ava Group’s FFT market leading perimeter intrusion detection solution was selected for this critical project and that our Aura Ai-2 next generation controller’s ability to provide both fence mounted and buried detection from a single platform were key in the selection decision. Other key criteria included FFT’s ability to provide seamless integration with all layers of command and control systems, along with a rugged and highly reliable product.

Reflecting our investment in international growth, a further reason for the award to Ava Group was our experienced in country team that will provide long term technical support through installation, commissioning and warranty. This is reflective of Ava Group’s strategy of being close to our customers.”

The contract award follows extensive competitive testing by the end user at various sites, including on different fence types and soil conditions. Our products proved their advanced capabilities for detection accuracy and high Probability of Detection, with the ability to detect climbing, cutting, walking, crawling, running, movement of light vehicle and heavy vehicles, as well as manual and mechanized digging and tunneling.

Testing was also undertaken to confirm the integration of FFT’s products with third party video and Physical Security Information Management systems. FFT Aura Ai-2 met and exceeded the customers specifications and expectations in all testing.”

The initial award is valued at A$2.2m for the first phase of the upgrade program and is expected to be fulfilled in Q3 of FY2019. The second phase is estimated at A$900k and is expected in early FY2020.

Mr Fergus continued “Ava has participated in a number of trials and competitive shoot-outs for its FFT fence and covert buried capabilities with Aura Ai-2 in the last 6 months, and in every test we have demonstrated outstanding and world leading performance for both detection and ability to minimise nuisance alarms in challenging installations. We are delighted to now see the contracts associated with these trials starting to be released.”

About the Ava Group

The Ava Group is a market leader in the provision of risk management services and technologies, trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world.

The Group features a range of complementary solutions including Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) intrusion detection for perimeters, pipelines and data networks, BQT Solutions biometric and card access control as well as
the secure international logistics and storage of high value assets. Through decades of innovation, the Ava Group continues to build upon a comprehensive portfolio of premium services and technologies for the most complex and demanding markets.

Our business truly serves a global market, with our knowledgeable team spread across six continents, providing market and industry expertise directly to customers. With thousands of sites protected, the Ava Group is proven to deliver first class services and technologies that surpass the expectations of our partners and end users.