Liberty Defense Signs License Agreement with Battelle for Next-Generation Checkpoint Security Technologies
Vancouver, BC and Atlanta, GA – April 13, 2021 – Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (“Liberty” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SCAN, OTCQB: LDDFF, FRANKFURT: LD2), a leading concealed weapons detection company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a license agreement with Battelle Memorial Institute (“Battelle”) to develop next-generation checkpoint screening solutions.
Liberty has licensed the millimeter wave-based, High Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) body scanner and shoe scanner technologies as part of its ongoing relationship with Battelle. HD-AIT will enhance security screening at airports today by providing a next-generation technology platform for threat detection. The HD-AIT technology received early-stage funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), while the shoe screener received an R&D Magazine 100 award in 2020 and is currently in testing and evaluation.
Both the body and shoe scanner technologies were developed by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of eight U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories managed by Battelle.
“The aviation security market needs new technologies that can address emerging threats while also offering efficient passenger throughput. We will continue the development of HD-AIT by leveraging the experience of our multi-disciplined engineering team as we see many parallels to the development of our HEXWAVE platform, a contactless security solution for concealed weapons detection in high-volume foot traffic areas,” said Liberty CEO Bill Frain.
This licensing agreement will enhance Liberty’s growing portfolio of security solutions, addressing the need for advanced technology at aviation checkpoints as well as for other commercial applications.
“The Liberty Defense team provides the leadership, engineering skills, and experience in the security industry that we seek to bring technologies to the defense of our nation. We look forward to teaming with Liberty to advance the development of these important platforms,” said PNNL’s Commercialization Manager Kannan Krishnaswami.
“Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through next-generation security solutions.The Battelle solutions are an ideal complement to our current technologies. We look forward to working closely with their team to deploy these solutions,” added Frain.
Battelle is a global research and development organization committed to science and technology for the greater good, serving the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom. With approximately $6 billion in annual revenues, Battelle has been a source of mission-ready solutions for decades that protect people, secure the homeland, and save lives.
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About Liberty Defense
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: SCAN, OTCQB: LDDFF, FRANKFURT: LD2) provides advanced security solutions for concealed weapons detection in high volume foot traffic areas. Liberty has secured an exclusive license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a technology transfer agreement, for patents related to active 3D radar imaging technology, which is packaged into Liberty’s HEXWAVE product. HEXWAVE is discrete, modular and scalable, and provides layered defense with stand-off detection capability. This is intended to provide a means to proactively counter evolving threats. HEXWAVE uses active 3D radar imaging and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect metal and non-metal firearms, knives, explosives and other threats. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions. Learn more: libertydefense.com
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