Anti-terror device could be introduced at airports around the world by the end of the year - The Solihull Observer

Anti-terror device could be introduced at airports around the world by the end of the year

Solihull Editorial 1st Feb, 2017   0

A PIONEERING anti-terror device developed by a Warwickshire firm could be introduced at airports around the world by the end of the year.

Rugby-based Lenoch Engineering is creating a bomb-proof box which could be used to deal with suspect packages to help

keep travellers safe during emergency situations.

Rigorous testing has already taken place on the box which is deigned to expand to contain an explosion thanks to flexible materials used in its construction.




John Rushbrooke, Lenoch Engineering chief executive, said the box could be used if there are any suspect packages left in airports – and could absorb any explosion.

John said: “Tests on the box have gone well so far as they have shown us what we need to adapt to make sure that it is entirely safe for use.


“But we hope that once it has gone through all its tests, the box becomes a useful tool for airports in this country and beyond.”

Development of the bomb-proof box was helped along by the CWLEP Growth Hub, which helped obtain grants.

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