L-3 to provide explosive detection systems for Istanbul New Airport

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L3 Security and Detection Systems (L3 SDS), a provider of security screening solutions for the aviation industry, has received an order for 24 MV3D Hold Baggage Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for Istanbul New Airport in Turkey.

Scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2018, Istanbul New Airport will cost an estimated €10bn (US$10.6bn) and will host 2,000 flights per day catering for 90 million passengers per year. The capacity will be further increased to 200 million passengers by 2030.

L3’s MV3D was designed to provide a high level of detection performance without the use of a rotating gantry. The system utilizes a series of fixed x-ray sources and multiple detector arrays to create high-resolution 2D and 3D images. It generates the throughput and image quality of previous European Union (EU) Standard 2 systems, while providing the detection performance required of EU Standard 3 Approved and TSA Certified systems.

With the Istanbul order, L-3 has now deployed more than 40 MV3D systems throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Tom Ripp, president of L3 Security & Detection Systems, said, “We’re pleased that the MV3D has reached this important milestone, demonstrating its position as a leading airport baggage screening solution for the international marketplace. Its unique design increases the effective throughput and reduces costly rescreening of bags, which improves system availability and lowers the total cost of ownership over the life of the machine.”

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