TSA Purchases L-3 ProVision(TM) Checkpoint Screening Systems
NEW YORK, May 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has ordered approximately 200 ProVision advanced imaging technology systems for the screening of passengers at U.S. airport checkpoints. These systems provide TSA with an additional technology to support TSA's layered security approach.
"We are proud to continue to support TSA's requirements for checkpoint screening and have ramped up production at our manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg, Fla., to meet demand," said Thomas M. Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. "Our ProVision system utilizes effective radio wave-based technology to provide an efficient screening capability to the aviation community."
The millimeter wave (MMW) technology in the ProVision system utilizes radio waves to detect threats that may be hidden under a passenger's clothing. A broad variety of concealed materials, including both metallic and non-metallic threat items, can be found with the ProVision machine.
"The ProVision system provides an upgradeable technology platform that L-3 will continue to enhance to detect an even broader range of emerging aviation threats," Mr. Ripp added.
More than 500 ProVision units have now been ordered globally. These systems are deployed worldwide at airports and other facilities, including federal and state courthouses, correctional institutions, embassies and border crossings.
With a broad range of systems and technology and an installed base of more than 20,000 systems worldwide, L-3 Security & Detection Systems offers screening technologies for numerous security applications that include aviation systems for hold baggage explosives detection and checkpoint screening, cargo and air freight screening, port and border inspection, and facility protection. L-3 Security & Detection Systems' customer base includes the U.S. military and numerous government agencies, major airports and airlines, national and local authorities, and high-risk commercial enterprises throughout the world. To learn more about L-3 Security & Detection Systems, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com/sds.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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SOURCE: L-3 Communications