US company to begin overseeing Libya’s airport and aviation security

A Libyan Airlines plane. [Photo: Internet]
Culmen International, a leader in US-based international security, logistics and technology solutions in over 100 countries on six continents, announced Thursday that it had been awarded a grant from the US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) to implement the Libya Airport and Aviation Security Program.

Culmen will be responsible for increasing Libyan airport security, its capacity to monitor terrorist threats, screen against terrorist transit, and develop standard operating procedures to mitigate such threats at three key airports through assessments, equipment procurement, training, and the development of a national aviation security strategy, according to its website’s statement.

“Given the centrality of Libya’s civilian airports to many recent conflicts, and their vulnerability to terrorism, a clear and urgent need has emerged for innovative ideas to improve the security of Libya’s airports consistent with international standards. Team Culmen team is excited to get to work helping to restore international flights to and from Libya,” said Dan Berkon, CEO of Culmen International.

This DoS grant allows Culmen to expand its service capabilities in aviation security, a continued key focus in the fight against terrorism.

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