New X-Ray Machines at 21 US Airports

New X-Ray Machines at 21 US Airports

posted by Kevin Kostiner | 11.09.2009

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that 21 US airports will receive the new generation of advanced X-ray machines and image scanners

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that 21 US airports will receive the new generation of advanced X-ray machines and image scanners.The Advanced Technology X-ray (AT) and Passenger Imaging programme has seen a n...

The Advanced Technology X-ray (AT) and Passenger Imaging programme has seen a new generation of security equipment installed at a dozen airports.

Now, the programme is being rolled out to other major airports across the country.

The airports that will receive the new equipment over the coming months are as follows: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore-Washington, Boston, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort-Worth, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York John F. Kennedy, New York LaGuardia, Newark, Puerto Rico, Phoenix, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington-Dulles, San Francisco, Tampa.

By next year, over 900 of the new X-ray machines and 120 passenger imaging units will be deployed.

Explosive Detection

The new X-ray machines - known as millemetre wave scanners - produce multi-view, high-definition images.

The machines are intended to improve explosive detection, which TSA Administrator Kip Hawley says "remain the greatest threat" to airport security.

Concealed weapons or packages are also more visible to the new scanners.

A TSA statement said: "The advantages of AT X-ray include a greatly enhanced image with the ability to target novel threat items resulting in fewer bag checks and faster throughput".

Hawley added: "This major step-up in technology coupled with our enhanced security training for our officers will elevate security across the board".

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  • trevor | 23.03.2016

    it is ok

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    • trevor | 23.03.2016

      @trevor i am doing a reeport on new york and im wondering if you could put some more facts on this site about airports, airplanes, etc.

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  • SK. MOHAMMAD JAKIR HOSSAIN | 14.04.2016

    I am from Bangladesh and our government decided to protect our airport at extreme point by using the TSA & EU standard product in all respects. They have already published an international tender for these equipment in compliance with TSA & EU standard. All the equipment should be American and European Origin. I am doing international business for last 15 years with Japan in the field different vital life saving equipment and also having a good reputation in our country. Business means profit but I am strongly care my commitment to nation. This is my business motto. Require able equipment of Tender as under: (A) Dual View X-Ray Scanning Machine for Hold (Heavy) Baggage (B) Dual View X-Ray Scanning Machine for Cabin Baggage with Tray Return System (C) UVSS, Barrier Gate with RFID Card for Vehicle & Flap Barrier for Human (D) EDS-CT Computed Tomography (E) ETD (F) LEDS. I want a good manufacturer who are able to supply all the equipment as per terms & conditions of tender document and web address is www.jbfdigitalbd.com. Scan copy of tender document will be sent to respect exporter/manufacturer after their confirmation. Please note that last date of submission of Tender Document is 30 April, 2016. Considering this view, I want to a make mutual business relation to participate the tender and kind help is highly appreciated. Tel: +88029126312, +88029136311

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