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ADAS 2022: The future of security and AI technology in the Philippines

09:24 AM April 27, 2022

The future of security will be on display at the ADAS 2022 exhibition and conference, which is being held in Manila, the Philippines from April 27-29. The event features product presentations by major international manufacturers to address the technological needs of the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND), National Security Council (NSC), Armed Forces Philippines (AFP) & Philippine National Police (PNP). This year’s edition promises even more innovations than previous years as it gathers top experts together under one roof so they can share their knowledge about cutting-edge technologies available today or coming soon!

About ADAS Security Expo 2022

Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) is for defense and security, which is a comprehensive exhibition of the latest security and defense technologies.


The ADAS Security Expo 2022 features some of the world’s largest and most elite security technology companies, with primary sponsors like ASFAT, Lockheed Martin, Astrophysics, BrahMos Aerospace, MKU, Saab AB, and ComClark Technologies. Product features will range from personal body armor to small arms, large weapon systems, security networking solutions, X-ray scanning systems, etc.

This critical event provides an opportunity for security technology manufacturers, both international and local to the Philippines, to showcase their latest advancements toward preventing threats like terrorism or network systems cyberattacks that can damage citizens’ livelihoods.


About ADAS

​​ADAS began as an initiative by the Philippine government to rapidly modernize its military and security complex. From 2000 to 2010, while the national GDP of the Philippines steadily grew, its military and security budget stagnated at just over ₱68 billion (~ USD 1.3 billion). Beginning in 2011, the government of the Philippines began to rapidly accelerate its military and security spending to over ₱210 billion (USD 4 billion).

Fortifying Security with AI

This is the XIS-6040SE from Astrophysics Inc.

This year Astrophysics, a U.S.-based X-ray security manufacturer, will be exhibiting the XIS-6040SE™ checkpoint scanner equipped with new Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to detect guns, knives, and liquid containers. Astrophysics will also be providing 3 of their XIS-6040SE scanning machines to ADAS to secure the entrance to the venue.

The key features of Astrophysics AI

  • AI for baggage scanning machines
  • AI for x-ray container scanners
  • Detection technology for guns, gun parts, knives, shielded objects, and liquid containers.

Astrophysics has conducted business in the Philippines for more than 15 years, partnering with many private Philippine organizations and multiple government agencies to help advance the country’s security standards. Astrophysics was founded in 2002 and has emerged as an industry leader for its imaging quality, customizations, and integrated platform solutions. Sales and service offices worldwide, including Astrophysics Asia located locally in Manila, allow market penetration in every region across the globe. Astrophysics Asia Inc is well-positioned to provide localized support for Philippine customers and partners.

Integrated into the Astrophysics software platform, the AI software automatically stops the belt. It identifies threats with a red box, including pistols, revolvers, gun parts, and flick or fixed blade knives. This technology promises to revolutionize screening accuracy and potential throughput, reducing the burden on operators and boosting operational efficiency. In addition, the AI includes “deep learning” algorithms that adapt its catalog of identifiable threats, growing more complete and sophisticated with each scan.

The Future of Philippine Security

President Duterte approved a 5-year plan in 2018 to spend over ₱262 billion (~ USD 5 billion) to modernize military and security systems in the Philippines. In combination with the previously approved plans and growing Philippine security budget, the Philippine security market looks to be rapidly increasingly important to vendors worldwide.

The Philippine government continues to prioritize security by investing in the latest technology to counter illegal narcotics, weapons, smuggled goods, and contraband. From critical infrastructure sites to ports and borders, deploying X-ray systems ensures the Philippines has the most technologically advanced products. Cargo, vehicle and baggage scanning systems increase the efficiency and effectiveness of counter-smuggling, counter-terrorism, immigration control, border security, and customs management operations. ADAS provides the government of the Philippines a forum to solicit products from the significant X-ray scanner manufacturers and ensure that they receive the best products on the market.


Many nations worldwide rely on physical inspection and profiling by border security agents, which can quickly fail to maintain an adequate level of security. Without the ability to quickly screen trucks, vehicles, bags, and containers, many customs and border agents randomly search material to maintain a reasonable traffic throughput.

X-ray scanning systems allow border agents to view the inside of cargo, vehicles, and containers quickly without sacrificing security. With X-ray technology, border and customs agents can more judiciously flag suspect items for secondary inspection, increasing security and seizure rates without causing unnecessary and costly bottlenecks.

ADAS 2022 is expected to be a great success; the exhibitor list is long and filled with many of the world’s most prominent and elite security vendors. The exhibit floor will be a sight to behold and will likely surpass all expectations from vendors and government officials alike.


If you’re in the market for the latest and greatest security technology, make sure to check out ADAS 2022 from April 27-29. This exhibition and conference will be showcasing all of the newest and most innovative products available today, so you can find the perfect solution for your needs. With experts gathered under one roof to share their knowledge, this is an event not to be missed if you want to stay ahead of the curve in security!

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