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Gateshead’s Petards reveals £1.3 million Bombardier security and surveillance contract

A technology company has secured a £1.3 million security and surveillance contract to help keep rail operations on track.

Petards will supply its eyeTrain systems to Bombardier, which will provide improved CCTV, track debris surveillance and digital video recording on services.

Bosses at the company, which runs a site in Gateshead, say the systems will be fitted to Bombardier Electrostar Electrical Multiple Unit trains as part of an upgrade with train owner Porterbrook and operator Govia Thameslink Railway.

Deliveries are expected to be completed in 2021.

Raschid Abdullah, Petards chairman, said: “We are delighted that eyeTrain systems continue to be the system of choice for fitment to Bombardier’s trains.

“This new order adds to our already significant installed base and reinforces our position as a leader of on train video and data solutions.

“Additionally, it further bolsters the group’s present order book for delivery in 2020 through to 2021.”

The contract comes just a month after Petards revealed a £1.1 million deal to supply a major UK defence systems contractor with equipment that will form part of a defensive aids suite on military aircraft.