L3 Security & Detection Systems (L3 SDS), which also provides solutions for the transportation industry, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
According to a statement, L3 SDS will provide radiation monitoring portals at ports of entry operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
The contract is part of a federal programme to enhance the detection of radiation in cargo containers and prevent unauthorized nuclear materials from entering the country.
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L3 SDS’ CR-Portals are the “continued evolution” of L3’s advanced radiation monitoring portals, which have been used in the Netherlands since 2014.
The technology has been tested, according to L3, under the most rigorous and comprehensive testing regimen for radiation portal monitors.
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Pak Chin, President of L3 SDS, said: “L3’s advanced detection radiation monitoring portals will enhance Customs and Border Protection’s ability to perform screening with significantly improved accuracy and effectiveness.
“The portals detect dangerous radioisotopes masked by other materials while allowing for normally occurring radioactive materials – thereby improving cargo throughput.”
L3 solutions focus on port and border security screening and airport checkpoint, checked baggage and air cargo screening, as well as secure government and commercial facilities and events.