Launch day

Hello, my name is Mark Evans and I’m the Editor of FOD-detection.com. I’m the former Product Manager for QinetiQ’s Tarsier Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system (often referred to as “The FOD Radar”). Since leaving QinetiQ in December 2009 I have decided to remain in the industry in which I have worked for the last 5 years, and am now a consultant specializing in the field of FOD detection systems.

The Aim

The aim of FOD-detection.com is simple, to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on FOD detection related news for those considering purchasing a FOD detection system.

The Structure

The FOD-detection.com Home page is a reverse chronological news page, with the latest news always at the top. The articles will be a mixture of events picked up from the FOD detection industry, such as vendor press releases and details of FOD and wildlife incidents, as well as original articles by myself.  Although the site officially launches today, I have back filled with articles covering the last two years. For those who require more extensive information than is available on the Home page I’d suggest visiting the Consultancy pages.

Being Social

Each news article will have a comments section, and I invite anyone who has an opinion on a particular article to add a comment. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for users to keep up-to-date with the articles, so people can currently subscribe via RSS and Twitter, and an email news letter will be available shortly, please see the Subscribe page for more information. There is also a Share button at the end of each article which enables easy sharing via various networks. I’m aware that many people now require access to news via their smartphones, for this reason FOD-detection.com is also smartphone friendly.

The Future

Over the coming months I shall be adding more original articles, and I plan to expand the site to include details of bird detection systems. I’ll also be inviting a representative from each of the currently available FOD detection systems to record a “FODcast” – a podcast in which we can discuss the FOD detection solution that they offer.

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