L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems has received an order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional eXaminer 3DX explosives detection systems (EDS). This latest order, valued at more than $28 million, brings to 70 the total number of eXaminers ordered by the TSA in 2005. There are currently more than 530 L-3 eXaminer EDS deployed throughout the world.
â€œL-3 continues to work closely with the TSA, airports, and airlines to provide them with EDS that meet their challenging needs for high throughput and more effective threat detection,â€ said Allen Barber, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. â€œThis latest order from the TSA indicates an ongoing confidence in the eXaminer EDS.â€
This TSA order follows recent purchases of eXaminers by international airports in Korea and Japan. According to Barber, this trend demonstrates further global acceptance of TSA standards for screening checked baggage and reinforces L-3â€™s position as the leading technology provider for this purpose.