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Body-scanner deployment grows at US airports

L-3 Security & Detection Systems has announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed more than 170 of its Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) ProVision passenger screening systems at US airports.

L-3 Security & Detection Systems has announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed more than 170 of its Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) ProVision passenger screening systems at US airports.

The number is expoected to grow to 250 by year-end as the TSA continues to ramp up airport security in the wake of recent foil bomb plots.

“We are proud to support the first phase of TSA’s efforts to safeguard the travelling public at airports throughout the United States,” says Thomas Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. “L-3’s ProVision is an upgradeable technology platform, and we are pleased to continue to work closely with TSA to provide technology that will detect an even broader range of emerging aviation threats.”

The millimeter wave (MMW) technology in the ProVision system utilizses safe radio waves to detect threats that may be hidden under a passenger’s clothing. A broad variety of concealed materials, including both metallic and non-metallic threat items, can be detected using the ProVision screener.

More than 500 ProVision units have been deployed at airports and other facilities across the globe, including federal and state courthouses, correctional institutions, embassies and border crossings.

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