L-3 Security & Detection Systems' MV3D explosives detection system receives TSA certification

Feb. 17, 2015
System is now both TSA and EU Standard 3-approved

WOBURN, Mass., February 17, 2015 – L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) announced today 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.

“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,” said Tom Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. “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.”

Scanning up to 1,800 bags per hour (BPH) with a belt speed of 0.5 meters per second and featuring a rectangular 1-meter-wide by 80-centimeter-high tunnel, the MV3D is ideally suited for easy integration with high-speed baggage handling systems worldwide. The MV3D’s fixed-source, dual-energy design delivers high-resolution 2-D and 3-D images, allowing operators to make faster, higher-confidence decisions.

L-3 SDS offers customers the broadest range of TSA-certified and EU-approved EDS solutions for every throughput class, from its compact eXaminer® SX (360 BPH) to the widely deployed eXaminer® 3DX (540 BPH) to the high-speed, dual-energy eXaminer® XLB (1,200 BPH). The MV3D enhances the EDS lineup, enabling L-3 to offer a 1,800 BPH solution for airports requiring the highest level of throughput.

Since 1998, L-3 SDS has used CT and multi-energy X-ray imaging technology developed for aviation security with an understanding of the complex demands faced by airport personnel and regulatory agencies around the globe. L-3 SDS systems have been procured by airports domestically and internationally and are supported by L-3’s world-class service organization.

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