Reveal gets deal for baggage explosive detection

Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc. has won a $24.8 million order from the Transportation Security Administration for its automated explosive detection systems for checked airport baggage, the company has announced. The order is part of a three-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

The company's CT-80 systems?among the smallest, lightest and least-expensive explosive detection systems in production?were developed under TSA's Phoenix project for technologies that screen luggage for explosives.

The CT-80 solution can be integrated into airline check-in desks or kiosks, placed at curbside check-in points and lobbies, and other places where checked baggage screening is required.

The CT-80, which scans entire bags, passed TSA's certification testing in December 2004. It has been field-tested in pilot programs at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Newark International Airport in Newark, N.J., and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Bedford, Miss.

Reveal Imaging Technologies will start shipping the systems this quarter and continue into next year. TSA is identifying the airports that will receive the systems.

Based in Bedford, Mass., Reveal Imaging Technologies is a privately owned company that develops advanced security inspection systems.

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