MUNICH, Germany (CelebrityAccess) Liberty Defense is expected to test its Hexwave weapons defense system at Munich’s Allianz Arena, the second largest arena in Germany.
The 75,000-seat venue, home to the FC Bayern and the first stadium in the world with a full-color changing exterior, will be the testing ground for the low-power radar imaging and artificial intelligence system, according to Pan Stadia. Hexwave is designed to identify weapons and will allow venues to adopt a layered defense strategy – i.e., the ability to detect threats at the perimeter of a property without slowing the ingress of thousands of people.
“The reception to our Hexwave product has been fantastic and we are excited about working alongside FC Bayern Munich, a team that is a household name in both Europe and North America,” Liberty Defense CEO Bill Riker said. “Our ability to deploy in both indoor and outdoor settings, with covert and overt applications, sets us apart and has also been driving increasing interest from the market.”
Beta testing for the product involves a live environment with Alpha testing to occur at Liberty’s Center of Excellence laboratory in Atlanta, according to Pan Stadia.
Weapons detections systems are expected to have a market size of $7.5 billion by 2025 versus $4.9 billion today. Public venues comprise 20 percent of the current market.