L-3 Awarded TSA Contract for Passenger Screening

L-3 Communications announced the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ordered approximately 200 advanced imaging technology systems for the screening of passengers at US airport checkpoints. These systems provide TSA with an additional technology to support TSA's layered security approach.

The millimeter wave  technology in the system utilizes 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 found with the machine.

More than 500 units have now been ordered globally. These systems are deployed worldwide at airports and other facilities, including federal and state courthouses, correctional institutions, embassies and border crossings.

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