TSA previews advances in airport screening technology

12/14/2009 | Air Transport World

High-definition X-ray machines -- some with 3-D imaging capability -- will "start coming off the production line in January," a TSA official told an Aviation Security Summit in Washington. Boosted by $1 billion in funding under the federal stimulus bill, the advanced technology X-rays will be deployed "at every major airport over the next year," according to Robin Kane, an assistant administrator in TSA's Office of Security Technology. Among other advances on the horizon: faster explosive detection machines and 3-in-1 screening devices offering a "dramatically" smaller footprint.

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