San Diego Gets Baggage Screening System as Part of Security Plans

7 June 2010 (Last Updated June 7th, 2010 18:30)

San Diego International Airport in the US will receive an inline baggage system as part of the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) plan to strengthen security at airports across the nation. The new system will be installed at the new Terminal 2 West by 2013 at a cost of $28.3m, a

San Diego International Airport in the US will receive an inline baggage system as part of the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) plan to strengthen security at airports across the nation.

The new system will be installed at the new Terminal 2 West by 2013 at a cost of $28.3m, according to nbcsandiego.com.

The system, comprising of a large conveyer belt, will provide higher resolution capabilities for screening baggage while reducing the number of re-scans and physical bag searches.

The streamlined process will enable Transportation Security Administration personnel to only touch the checked baggage once before it is screened for explosives.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the technology will strengthen security for passengers and enhance the capability to detect and disrupt threats of terrorism.