Rapiscan awarded US$3M contract

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, announced recently that it has received a US$3 million contract from an undisclosed US-based freight forwarder for multiple Rapiscan MVXR5000 multiview hold baggage screening systems. The systems are to be used to screen air cargo aboard passenger planes within the US under the Transportation […]


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Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, announced recently that it has received a US$3 million contract from an undisclosed US-based freight forwarder for multiple Rapiscan MVXR5000 multiview hold baggage screening systems. The systems are to be used to screen air cargo aboard passenger planes within the US under the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP).

Under the CCSP in accordance with the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the TSA has been mandated to establish policies to ensure that 50 per cent of all air cargo carried on passenger airplanes be inspected by February 2009, with a 100 per cent target by August 2010.

“For over fifteen years, Rapiscan has provided a broad range of high performance security screening solutions to the global air cargo industry,” said Rapiscan Systems President, Ajay Mehra. “In the case of TSA’s Certified Screening Program, we have worked closely with air cargo companies to develop solutions that meet advanced throughput, detection, timing and budget requirements. We will continue to lead the market in supporting airlines, IACs, freight forwarders and government agencies both in the U.S. and around the world to ensure the implementation of new air cargo screening regulations.”