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UK MoD explores new human detection technology

12th April 2019 - 11:26 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Iceni Labs a £248,000 contract to support the evaluation of the SafeScan Tactical handheld human presence detection system.

Falling under the remit of the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) scheme, the evaluation will begin in Q2 or Q3 2019 to test the ability of the UltracWideband radar system to ‘detect movement, position and breathing created by humans through a variety of barriers’.

According to company officials, the SafeScan Tactical is capable of identifying signals at a maximum range of 7m through ‘solid’ walls.

The technology will be of interest to special

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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