Raytheon expects to find multiple airport security applications for its scalable explosives detection system.
Following about 10 years of research and development, the Raytheon Explosives Detection System (REDS) is now in low-rate production. The radio frequency (RF) sensor “can detect a variety of explosives and narcotics” at a molecular level, said Rimas Guzulaitis, senior director for Platform Systems at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “REDS can be tuned to detect a very wide range of chemicals, including detection through a variety of types of concealment,” he told Jane’s .
“The underlying technology has been used in laboratories for decades, although it has historically required a box to shield outside RF noise and, in some applications, days to make a detection.
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