FAA buys advanced explosives detectors

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is buying at least 54 - and as many as 100 - advanced explosives detection systems for U.S. airports. The new systems, the CTX 5000 SP from InVision Technologies Inc. of Foster City, Calif., uses computer axial tomography and X-rays to automatically examine carry-on or checked luggage and issue an alarm when it detects explosives or other suspected contraband. InVision officials will deliver the systems to airports within the next two years under the mini

Feb 1st, 1997

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is buying at least 54 - and as many as 100 - advanced explosives detection systems for U.S. airports. The new systems, the CTX 5000 SP from InVision Technologies Inc. of Foster City, Calif., uses computer axial tomography and X-rays to automatically examine carry-on or checked luggage and issue an alarm when it detects explosives or other suspected contraband. InVision officials will deliver the systems to airports within the next two years under the minimum-$52 million contract. The CTX 5000 is the only FAA-certified explosives detection system. - J.K.

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