Rapiscan Systems Awarded $35 Million Mexican Baggage Screening Contract

OSI Systems , a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronics and services, announced that its Security division, Rapiscan Systems, has been awarded an approximately US$35 million contract from Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) for a turnkey aviation security project for the construction and installation of baggage handling systems integrated with the Rapiscan high-speed multiview X-ray hold baggage screening systems at multiple Mexican airports.

GAP operates 12 airports throughout central and northern Mexico including the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana and tourist destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo.

"Rapiscan is unique in its track record and ability to provide a broad range of aviation security solutions. As such, in a competitive process, GAP has chosen Rapiscan as the provider of the proposal to meet this project's complex and stringent requirements. We believe that our combination of a successful track record, cost-effective, state-of-the-art technologies and efficient services make us an ideal supplier of aviation security systems for fast-growing emerging markets such as Latin America," said Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems Chairman and CEO.

Rapiscan System's President, Ajay Mehra said: "We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with GAP to help it implement a baggage screening solution for the airports it manages. The Rapiscan MVXR5000 is an excellent solution for rapidly growing markets that need superior threat detection, throughput, and reliability."

The Rapiscan MVXR5000 system is a multiview dual-energy X-ray imaging unit that enables advanced automated explosives detection, class leading image quality and low false alarm rates. It has the ability to scan up to 1,800 items per hour.

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