NEW YORK --Aug. 31, 2006--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Security and Detection Systems subsidiary will equip Japan's second largest international airport, Kansai International (KIX), with eight VIS 108 advanced technology (AT) systems and four eXaminer 3DX® explosives detection systems (EDS). The systems will be part of an integrated, inline baggage screening system.
The high-speed automated VIS 108, which screens up to 1,800 bags per hour, easily accepts out-of-gauge objects, reducing the need for manual searches. The VIS 108 is also currently in use at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND), the busiest airport in the world, as well as at Central Japan International Airport (NGO).
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-certified eXaminer 3DX will be used to complement the VIS 108 systems for baggage screening. The most advanced EDS of its kind, the eXaminer features the highest inline throughput of any TSA-certified system. Weighing significantly less than other high-throughput TSA-certified systems, and taking up a minimum of floor space, the eXaminer reduces installation and site preparation costs. L-3 also supplies Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT) with eXaminer technology.
"The opportunity to provide Kansai with an inclusive checked baggage screening system positions L-3 as Japan's preferred supplier of advanced technology and TSA-certified explosives detection systems, "said Thomas Ripp, president of L-3 Security and Detection Systems. "In providing the industry's most reliable threat detection systems to the second busiest international airport in the country, this selection underscores Japan's confidence in our ability to keep throughput rates at desirable levels while offering the highest possible degree of threat detection."
With a broad range of systems and technology, and an installed base of more than 18,000 systems worldwide, L-3 Security and Detection Systems offers screening technologies for numerous security applications that include: (1) aviation systems for hold baggage explosives detection, oversized baggage, and checkpoint screening; (2) cargo and air freight screening; (3) port and border inspection; and (4) facility protection. L-3 Security and Detection Systems' customer base includes major airlines, airports, numerous government agencies around the world (including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Federal Protective Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Agriculture), and international authorities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
To learn more about L-3 Security and Detection Systems, please visit the company's website at L-3com.com/xray.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.
To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at www.L-3com.com.