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More Full-Body Scanners Coming to 28 Airports

The units are being paid for with "Stimulus" funds.
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Those scanners that can see objects hidden under clothing are coming to more airports. Thanks to “stimulus” funds in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Department of Homeland Security is deploying “Advanced Imaging Technology”—namely, millimeter wave scanners—to 28 additional airports in addition to 11 airports announced March 5.

The announcement follows one by L-3 Communications that it has sold 200 of its ProVision scanners to the TSA.

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L-3 ProVision scanner The airports that will get the units, starting this summer, are:

•Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)*
•Boise Airport (BOI)
•Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)
•Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
•Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP)
•Denver International Airport (DEN)*
•Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)*
•El Paso International Airport (ELP)
•Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)
•Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)
•Harlingen/Valley International Airport (HRL)
•Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)*
•Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
•La Guardia International Airport (LGA)
•Laredo International Airport (LRD)
•Lihue Airport (LIH)
•Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
•McAllen Miller Airport (MFE)
•Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA)
•Orlando International Airport (MCO)
•Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport (PHX)*
•Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
•Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU)*
•Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
•Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)*
•Spokane International Airport (GEG)
•T. F. Green International Airport (PVD)
•Tulsa International Airport (TUL)*

* Denotes airports that currently have AIT in place and are receiving additional units using ARRA funding.

DHS said additional airports will be announced in the future. Factors taken into consideration before the units are deployed including airport readiness, checkpoint infrastructure, and capacity to ensure privacy protections—including a separate, remotely located room for viewing images.

The L-3 units are capable of detecting objects such as papers and money, in addition to those related to security.

TSA has purchased 450 AIT units with ARRA funding to date, and currently there are 58 AIT units deployed at 24 airports nationwide.

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