L-3’s MV3D explosives detection system receives TSA approval

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L-3 Security and Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) has announced that its MV3D explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the US 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 per hour (BPH) with a belt speed of 0.5 meters per second. It is ideally suited for easy integration with high-speed baggage handling systems worldwide and delivers high-resolution 2D and 3D images, allowing operators to make faster, higher-confidence decisions.

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