New Military Award: FFT Aura Ai-2 selected for large air base security upgrade program in India

  • Integrated security solution to be deployed across 23 airbases over 18-24 months
  • US$3.5 million (A$5.0 million) contract is expected to be in place within six weeks
  • FFT offered only compliant solution for both buried and fence mounted applications

Ava Risk Group Limited (ASX: AVA) announces that its FFT Aura Ai-2 product has been selected as part of a comprehensive perimeter security upgrade program covering major air bases across India as a result of the heightened security environment in the region.

The US$3.5 million (A$5.0 million) contract will see FFT Aura Ai-2 deployed as part of an integrated security solution at 23 military airbases over a period of 18 to 24 months – commencing in Q1 FY20. The integrated security system will include “smart fences” with FFT’s Aura Ai-2 installed along with CCTV cameras, infra-red devices, motion detectors, anti-penetration, thermal and other sensors, backed by drones and surveillance devices.

In competitive on-site trials, Aura Ai-2 was tested alongside alternative intrusion detection technologies for simultaneous buried and fence mounted applications. Results demonstrated that FFT was the only solution capable of meeting the customer’s stringent detection requirements (walker, vehicle, fence cuts and climbs, simultaneous events), integration prerequisites and low nuisance alarm levels.

Ava Group CEO Scott Basham said: “The success of FFT’s Aura Ai-2 product in this competitive and challenging trial is reflective of the power of our Aura platform and the  continuous improvements we have made since its launch in early 2017. This has resulted in the release of Aura Ai-2 for buried applications, followed by further enhancements which included accurate detection, location and reporting of multiple disturbances to within +/- 2m on fences and to within +/- 5m for buried applications. As a result, FFT’s Aura Ai-2 now clearly leads the market with its unrivalled high-sensitivity detection, location accuracy, cut resilience capability, low nuisance alarms, and the longest linear range of any solution currently available.”

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About the Ava Group

The Ava Group, comprising world leading technology divisions Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) and BQT Solutions (BQT) 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 intrusion detection for perimeters, pipelines and data networks, 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.


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