The Pollite FOD Tower (Foreign Object Detection) consists of four main upright frangible fibreglass masts, supported by a series of fibreglass cross braces, incorporating the same frangible technology used on our impact tested and approved approach masts. All towers are custom manufactured based on the height and deflection requirements of the FOD detection system used. Covering a small surface area the lightweight glassfibre structure provides excellent environmental performance and limits any electromagnetic interference. Each tower is provided complete with an access platform, GRP ladders and handrail system providing a safe working environment. Obstruction Lighting and lightning protection can be supplied as additional features to the tower as required. The tower is designed for rapid assembly.
The Pollite glassfibre FOD Tower is intended for use on the airfield where foreign object detection equipment needs to be elevated. Typically the position of the tower will require compliance with ICAO ADM Pt 6 Frangibility.
Protecting aircraft from unauthorised unmanned aircraft has become a major priority in the industry. Drones, also known as Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) can cause major problems for aircraft.
The FOD Tower can be used to mount drone detection equipment including those based on different technologies such as: radar detection, audio detection, radio frequency detection, video detection and thermal detection, when used independently or together to provide multi-layer security.
All Pollite windsock masts are frangibility tested, ICAO approved and manufactured from glass fibre, finished with a UV resistant gel coat.
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