Industrial Control DesignLine Blog
In 2011 alone, 800 guns were detected on board planes after getting past current detection methods, says a new Frost & Sullivan report: U.S. Airport Screening Technologies Market. The report indicates that despite the precautions of the TSA, screening capabilities just aren’t enough. In 2011, the TSA distributed approximately $437.1 million for airport screening technologies.
While explosive detection seems to be at the top of the buy list to date, future dollars will likely go to smaller systems that are more versatile and can enhance throughput speed. A critical consideration that is not yet possible is the mass screening of personnel.
The effectiveness of current advanced imaging technologies and the cancer risks of backscatter x-ray technologies are under review.
Seems like a lot of guns to pass through unnoticed, doesn’t it?