Singapore-listed Stratech wins runway surveillance system tender for Dubai's airport

Singapore-listed IT and advanced technology systems provider Stratech Systems has won a tender to provide a runway debris management system for the Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

Stratech will install its iFerret intelligent Airfield/Runway Surveillance and Foreign Object and Debris Detection System at the Dubai airport, it said on Wednesday.

The system will cover the airport's runways and taxiway crossings and will help prevent potential aircraft damage and fatalities caused by foreign object and debris.

The iFerret system has also been used in Singapore's Changi International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Dusseldorf International Airport.

Stratech executive chairman David Chew said in a statement: "We are confident that iFerret will enhance aviation safety for travellers and employees in this very busy airport."

Dr. Chew is also optimistic about growth in the Middle East, which has more than 280 commercial airports and military airbases.

"The aviation industry here is growing rapidly, supported by strong economic growth. There is great potential in this region," he said.

Stratech estimates the Dubai project may contribute between $5.9 million and $10.6 million to its revenue in the current financial year.

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