The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced three orders
totaling $1.3bn for CT scanners. The 426 base, 359 mid-size, and 429 full-size units
could be deployed as early as this summer.

The base-size units will be provided by Analogic Corporation while IDSS Holdings
will provide mid-size units. In addition, Smiths Detection Incorporated will contribute full-size CT X-ray systems.

“These CT units represent sophisticated technology that helps our professional,
dedicated and highly skilled workforce detect new and evolving threats to improve
aviation security,” said TSA administrator David Pekoske.

“Deploying these units across our security checkpoints as expeditiously as possible
will also improve checkpoint efficiency and the passenger experience.”

The algorithms and 3D rotatable images will assist operators in detecting explosives
and other prohibited items. The image can be viewed and rotated on three axes to
identify threat items in a passenger’s carry-on baggage.

The TSA is aiming to replace older versions of X-ray scanners at airports. Analogic’s
CT scanner is equipped with PowerLink, a non-contact power and data transfer,
Slice doubling technology, a 1cm to 16cm detector, 0.4s second rotation speed, and
a touchscreen user interface.

Around 634 CT units are installed at TSA checkpoints across the US.
Almost two years ago, in August 2021, TSA announced for mid-size CT x-ray

In March 2022, for base and full-size CT X-ray systems for airport checkpoints were
announced. In 2019, an initial purchase of 300 CT checkpoint systems through the
AT/CT program was announced.

In September 2022, the TSA added Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray
scanner to its Checkpoint Property Screening System (CPSS) Mid-Size Qualified
Products List (QPL).