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The Global Security Asia Series addresses the fundamental issues of global terrorism. It is an international platform for Governments and Commercial Organisations to meet and share experiences and to also discuss the use of state-of the art technologies and equipment to combat terrorism. The Series will continue as a 3-day Event showcasing the latest technological solutions in Homeland Security covering areas of Security Screening, Biometrics, Land, Air and Sea Security, Internet and Computer Security, Intelligence and Training Methods, CBRN Threats, Surveillance and Security Risk Management. The Event will once again attract international experts and speakers from Governments, academia, research and industry drawn from Security and Intelligence Agencies and Security Consultants/Professionals to share experiences, knowledge and expertise in tackling the asymmetric problems facing us today.

04 Dec 08. Flatscan-TPXi from 3DX-RAY is an advanced, x-ray, bomb, threat and contraband detection system for use on railways, subways, stations and other transport hubs. It gives the “best-in-class images” of any comparable system world-wide. Based on the company’s TPXi portable x-ray technology, the system is lightweight, just 5 cm thick and can get security staff into – and out of – some very tight spaces. It has the world’s largest detector area (500 x 400 mm) so the operator should never have to return and reposition the unit before the threat is resolved. The company has produced new, freely available, literature which details the technological edge that it gives the authorities in their fight against terrorism. Flatscan-TPXi is fast to deploy and easier to use than conventional bomb detection equipment, so more packages than ever can be safely screened. The result is a reduction in false identifications, fewer unnecessary disruptions for the public and minimised risk to the bomb disposal crews. A major benefit of Flatscan-TPXi is its very high resolution which represents a significant development. For example, when a suspect package is currently identified, the main decision is typically where to position the disrupter to create a controlled explosion. With the potential risk of a ‘dirty’ device, the use of a disrupter could be disastrous. In such situations the improved discrimination is essential. Other features of the system include various colour modes, depth penetration analysis, data averaging and noise reduction, and automatic calibration.

04 Dec 08. Indian MoD to review coastal security capabilities after Mumbai attack. The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a review of India’s coastal security capabilities and related procurement plans following the terrorist attacks that took place at the end of November in Mumbai. According to an MoD statement, Indian Defence Minister AK Antony led a meeting on 3 December that was tasked with evaluating India’s plans for increased coastal security, including the acquisition of “systems and platforms, including coastal radars and interceptor boats”. (Source: Jane’s)

09 Dec 08. Civilian law-enforcement officials from the European Union, the U.S. and a handful of other countries began working in Kosovo Tuesday to bolster shaky police, courts and customs systems. This unprecedented mission in a country recognized as a major conduit for smuggling drugs and weapons into Europe faces steep challenges. A bombing in Kosovo’s capital of Pristina and a murky spy affair involving German agents highlight some of the diplomatic difficulties as the EU begins the ambitious effort in the Balkans. Three German intelligence agents were charged in a Kosovo court on Nov. 22 in connection with an attack on the EU envoy’s office there. The incident bared tensions over an international mission to boost rule of law in Kosovo. “It’s an extremely difficult situation for the EU,” says Dusan

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