Security Partner

Restrata is acting as the security partner for the giant Bismaya development, 10 kilometers south of Baghdad. The development aims to build up to 100,000 new housing units that will accommodate half a million Iraqi citizens.

Cargo Inspection Systems

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) has announced a $3.5-million order for its cargo inspection systems from Restrata, set to be used at the development project near Baghdad.

AS&E’s cargo X-ray inspection systems will be used to help ensure the security of the critical infrastructure project and those working and living in the area.

Chuck Dougherty, AS&E’s President and CEO, said:

We are proud that AS&E was selected to support this important project and participate in the economic development in the region … Providing comprehensive screening for all vehicles and cargo entering the city, AS&E’s inspection solutions will reduce the level of vulnerability at this massive site and safeguard personnel, citizens, and the critical assets of the new development project in Bismaya.

AS&E: A Background

Formed in 1958, AS&E began as a developer of scientific instruments for NASA, founded by a group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1959, future Nobel laureate Dr. Riccardo Giacconi joined AS&E and put together an elite X-ray astronomy team. In the coming decades, Dr. Giacconi’s team made a succession of scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of the first known X-ray source outside the solar system (1962) and the first successful soft X-ray photograph of the sun (1965).

X-ray developed for Security Purposes

In subsequent years, AS&E went on to develop advanced technologies in the fields of defense, education, medicine, non-destructive testing, and security, such as low energy, high-resolution Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of the human body—the same technology that is used today in medical diagnostic-scanning systems around the world (1976). In addition, AS&E also developed the first cargo X-ray imaging system used by the U.S. Government to scan rail cars leaving Russian missile factories (1989). And AS&E developed the first mobile X-ray inspection system with the MobileSearch (1994).

Today, AS&E focuses on designing and manufacturing world-class inspection technologies, with expertise building on our heritage of innovation.

About Restrata

Restrata is unique in its ability to consult, design, deliver, manage and outsource in line with client requirements. Keeping technology at the heart of everything we do allows us to focus on delivering improved efficiency, at a lower cost.

Serving clients across the world from its offices in the UK, Kurdistan, Algeria, Iraq, Qatar, Malaysia, Australia and headquartered in the UAE, Restrata provides a range of safety and security services including consultancy, training and response services in crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue services, safe journey management, HSE management and workforce development.


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