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Thales wins deal to supply security systems at Oman airports

Technology firm is selected by Oman gov't to provide security solutions at Muscat and Salalah airports

Thales wins deal to supply security systems at Oman airports

Thales has been selected by Oman's Ministry of Transport & Communications for the full deployment of an integrated security solution for Muscat International Airport and Salalah's new airport.

The French technology firm said in a statement that it is providing an integrated security solution managed by an airport operation control centre including perimeter intrusion detection system, video protection system, access control, screening equipment, security check points, access and backbone network along with data centres to ensure high performance and quality of services.

In addition, Thales said it will be responsible for testing new technologies, training operators and developing new procedures for improving the airports' operations.

The development of Muscat International Airport is the largest infrastructure project in Oman. When its new terminal building opens, annual passenger capacity will reach 12 million, helping the sultanate to develop its tourism industry.

Salalah, Oman's second largest city, is already benefiting from its new airport after it was officially opened in June, with an initial annual capacity of 1 million passengers.

The contract win is the latest by Thales which has also worked on security systems for airports in Dubai and Doha, the new commercial port in Doha and oil and gas sites in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iraq and Eurasia.

In Oman, Thales has supplied naval systems and in-flight entertainment for Oman Air, the national carrier.

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