TSA approves L-3’s MV3D explosives detection system


25 February 2015

L-3 Security and Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) has announced that its MV3D explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The MV3D incorporates a stationary gantry design and a large rectangular tunnel for high system availability, maximum throughput and cost-effective operation. The system is now both TSA and EU Standard 3 approved. Tom Ripp, President of L-3 SDS, said: “This new certification demonstrates the MV3D’s ability to meet the highest levels of detection performance. Its revolutionary design generates the throughput and image quality of previous EU Standard 2 systems, while providing the detection performance required of EU Standard 3 and TSA-certified systems, all at a very high level of reliability. This achievement is a direct outcome of L-3’s ongoing partnership with the TSA and our investment in research to continuously improve our technologies and keep abreast of regulatory requirements and emerging threats.” The MV3D is capable of scanning up to 1,800 bags/hr with a belt speed of 0.5 m/sec, and is claimed to be ideally suited for integration with high-speed baggage handling systems worldwide.

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