Canada Invests in Explosives Detection

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The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) contracted L-3 Security & Detection Systems to supply its high-speed eXaminer XLB explosives detection systems.

Photo: L-3
Photo: L-3

The total value of the contract, including service, is approximately $60 million.

L-3’s eXaminer XLB is the first certified dual-energy EDS specifically for screening checked baggage in high-throughput airport environments. Capable of scanning over 1,200 bags per hour in-line, it is designed to keep baggage moving continuously through a meter-wide scanner.

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The eXaminer XLB generates high-resolution 3D image data for explosives detection by combining helical computed tomography (CT) with dual-energy imaging. Using 3D continuous flow CT technology, the system generates high-resolution, medical-quality images in real time. Features include 360-degree rotational views of entire bags and individual threat objects.

More than 1,000 eXaminer systems have been deployed at airports domestically and internationally.