L-3 Receives $44.8 Million TSA Order for Its Innovative ProVision(R) ATD Image-Free Personnel Screening System
NEW YORK, Oct 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has purchased 300 ProVision(R) ATD personnel screening systems for use at aviation checkpoints. The contract value of this order is $44.8 million and production of these units is underway. TSA is also in the process of upgrading 250 existing ProVision units deployed at 40 U.S. airports with the new image-free ATD software under a separate contract with L-3.
The millimeter wave-based ProVision ATD automatically detects potential threats and highlights their location on a generic mannequin that appears on a monitor attached to the ProVision ATD.
"Our research teams developed sophisticated automatic detection algorithms that power the industry's first image-free people-screening solution," said Thomas M. Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems.
ProVision ATD uses safe radio waves and features automatic target detection software that addresses passengers privacy concerns. This automatic detection capability is available on new ProVision ATD systems or through a straightforward field upgrade. In addition to U.S. locations, similar ProVision ATD systems are in use in Europe and Asia. With this recent order, more than 900 ProVision systems have been procured worldwide.
About L-3 Security & Detection Systems
With more than 50,000 systems deployed and supported around the globe, L-3 Security & Detection Systems (SDS) is a leading supplier of security screening solutions. For more than 30 years, L-3 SDS has developed and manufactured cutting-edge products using advanced technologies that include 3-D computed tomography; automated, conventional and high-energy X-ray; active millimeter wave imaging; metal detection; and energetic trace explosives detection. The company's solutions are used by the aviation and transportation industries, regulatory and customs authorities, government and law enforcement agencies, and commercial and other secure facilities. Applications include the screening of people, vehicles, baggage, cargo and packages for explosives, firearms, drugs, contraband and intellectual property. To learn more about L-3 SDS, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com/sds.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 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 2010 sales of $15.7 billion.
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SOURCE: L-3 Communications