L-3 Lands Contract for Baggage Screening at Singapore Changi Airport

L-3 Communications's Security and Detection Systems selected by supply range of systems for screening


The VIS 108 is a high-speed, automated in-line EDS specifically designed to meet the needs of multi-level hold-baggage screening. It provides automatic explosive detection at a rate of 1,800 bags per hour, proven easy integration, high reliability, and a large tunnel opening to screen large and out-of-gauge baggage. The VDS 108 is a freestanding automated EDS, similar to the VIS system, which also has a large tunnel opening and can accommodate out-of gauge bags up to 98.4 inches (2.5 meters) in length. Both VDS and VIS systems are accepted for use by the U.K. Department for Transportation (DfT) and meet international and U.S. regulatory standards and criteria for the automated detection of explosives in aviation checked-baggage screening applications.

The PX-M checkpoint screening system is currently in use at multiple international airports, courthouses, government facilities, and schools. It features L-3's unrivaled X-ray image quality and integrates advanced technology that allows for more intense scrutiny of suspect objects, as well as features that minimize operator fatigue. The PX-M shares a common architecture and system platform with the LS110-II TRX, one of three checkpoint solutions approved by the TSA for U.S. airports.

Singapore Changi Airport is one of the busiest international hubs in the Asia-Pacific region, serving 80 airlines that fly to 175 cities in 55 countries. The airport opened in 1981 and has been internationally recognized as one of the best in the world.