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[FEATURED NEWS] Dr Dimitri Kusnezov, Under Secretary for Science & Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visits HTX

HTX was pleased to host a visit by Dr Dimitri Kusnezov, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on 16 and 17 March 2023. Dr Kusneszov’s visit provided an opportunity to showcase our latest advancements in homeland security.

Dr Kusneszov and the delegates from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate were shown the innovative work being done by our research partners, Professor Hirotaka Sato, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Dr Anshuman Tripathi, Energy Research Institute, NTU.

He also visited Police Coast Guard (PCG) Brani Base, Civil Defence Academy, and Woodlands Checkpoint to see the homeland security solutions that HTX develops for the Home Team.

DHS Photo 1Up close and personal with the cyborg cockroach developed for search and rescue missions by Prof Hirotaka Sato and HTX’s Robotics, Automation and Unmanned Systems Centre of Expertise. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Dr Anshuman Tripathi introducing the Systems Engineering & Future Mobility Lab and Joint Battery Fabrication Lab. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Packed with sensors and cameras, Rover-X is an autonomous search and rescue robot developed by HTX for the Singapore Civil Defence Force. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Developed by HTX Human Factors and Simulation Centre of Expertise, the Breathing Apparatus Proficiency Test simulates the physical demands of firefighting operations to assess the fitness of firefighters. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Viewing an unmanned aerial vehicle at PCG Brani Base. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Experiencing the PCG 5th Gen PT boat which is capable of high-speed operations and swift manoeuvrability. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Learning about the seamless immigration clearance process offered by APICS (Automated Passenger In-Car System), developed by HTX for the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. (Photo: HTX/Timothy Tiang)

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Warmly received by Mr Aubeck Kam, Chairman, HTX and Mr Chan Tsan, Chief Executive, HTX. (Photo: HTX/Rachel Tan)

We are grateful for the opportunity to share our work with our esteemed guest and look forward to continuing to further our collaboration to advance science and technology for homeland security and safety.