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DHS issues new tranche of baggage x-ray research contracts

20 November 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded four research and development (R&D) contracts to improve threat detection in x-ray baggage screening.

“We are addressing current, ongoing, and upcoming capability gaps with a three-pronged approach utilising the continuous transition of hardware, software, and knowledge,” said Sharene Young, checked baggage programme manager in the S&T Explosives Division.

Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) received a USD1.51 million R&D contract to improve throughput and detection performance in computed tomography (CT) for hold baggage screening (HBS). IDSS will develop a retrofit kit that can be used by the TSA to update in-service HBS machines with common hardware and software.

See related article at: http://www.janesairport360.com/article/9355/new-generation-systems-dovetail-with-the-latest-us-security-requirements

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