L-3 Awarded TSA Contract For Technology To Screen Passenger Carry-On Items At Checkpoints
L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced recently that
it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $325
million by the Transportation Security Administration to supply next-generation Advanced
Technology (AT) X-ray systems to screen carry-on baggage at security checkpoints.
contract follows the recent addition of the multi-view ACX 6.4-MV to TSA’s Qualified
Technologies List for checkpoint security screening of passenger carry-on items.
“With advanced detection technology derived from L-3’s proven hold baggage systems, the
ACX 6.4-MV platform offers our security customers a robust checkpoint solution that delivers
effective explosives detection in a high-throughput, compact design that is flexible and
upgradeable,” said Thomas M. Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. “L-3 is able
to provide a comprehensive checkpoint solution for both people and carry-on items with the
powerful combination of the TSA-approved ProVision Advanced Imaging Technology and the
recently approved ACX 6.4-MV checkpoint system.”
The ACX 6.4-MV features a small multi-view footprint, which conserves space, and employs
sophisticated patented algorithms to detect explosives. L-3’s Transparent Color advanced
imaging features provide operators with two simultaneous views of carry-on contents. The
system also offers investment protection through its modular design, which includes
upgradeable software and the ability to easily expand the number of views in the field from one
or two views up to a three-view configuration to address new requirements.