CHINA - Beijing Selects Israeli Technology to Protect Runway

Arno Froese

Beijing Capital International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, has selected Rosh Ha’ayin-based Xsight Systems’ foreign object debris (FOD) detection solution to improve runway safety.

Last year, more than 100 million passengers traveled through Beijing Capital International Airport, a number that was only surpassed by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Debris and other potential threats on runways, such as bird strikes, cost the global aviation industry an estimated $12 billion per year.

Boston Logan International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Ben-Gurion Airport and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport have all installed Xsight Systems’ technology. The Defense Ministry has also acquired the RunWize system to install at Israel Air Force bases.

“We are proud to bring our industry-leading technology to Beijing Capital International Airport,” said Xsight Systems CEO Alex Koren.

“This important achievement serves as a seal of approval of Xsight’s reputation worldwide. We are very pleased that China’s biggest airport has chosen to keep safety as a top priority.”

RunWize uses sophisticated image and radar processing algorithms based on artificial intelligence to detect and assess threats on the runway for both take-off and landing., 4 April 2019

Arno's commentary

Israel’s intellectual capacity is at the forefront. The reason? Israel’s enemies. They have declared over and again the destruction of the Jewish state. Subsequently, Israel is feverishly at work to be one step ahead in defense and security technology. 

The other reason is more important, and that is the God of Israel, who has chosen this people to be His special own. Although presently there is little acknowledgement of God in Israel, change will come. Israel will recognize that, behind it all, there is the Creator of heaven and earth, who proclaims through His prophet Amos: “And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God” (Amos 9:15).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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