The FOD BOSS works by capturing debris as it passes over the tarmac. The force of friction and a series of specially designed brushes scoop up foreign objects and hold them in an easy to empty mesh capture zone. With a sweep width of 2.4 meters (8 feet), 4.8 meters (16 feet), or 7.2 meters (24 feet), the FOD BOSS can clean up to 300,000 square meters (3 million square feet) per hour, at speeds from 6 kph (4 mph) to 40 kph (25 mph). Aerosweep Pty. Ltd. has released the latest improvement to the FOD BOSS speed sweeping system: the Phase Three Retention Blade (P3R). The latest technology provides even greater FOD collecting and retaining capability with new built in ribs.