Hawaiian Airport to Receive New Body Scanner

28 July 2010 (Last Updated July 28th, 2010 18:30)

Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii, US, will soon receive a new body scanning device as part of the Transportation Security Administration's plan to upgrade airport security in the US. The scanner is a spherical device that will rotate around passengers' bodies to detect weapons a

Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii, US, will soon receive a new body scanning device as part of the Transportation Security Administration's plan to upgrade airport security in the US.

The scanner is a spherical device that will rotate around passengers' bodies to detect weapons and explosives, according to hawaiinewsnow.com.

Security personnel operating the device will sit in a separate location and destroy the images created by the device once the scanning is complete.

The US Government plans to install 500 of the units, each costing $170,000, by the end of 2010.

Funding for the body scanners will be come from federal stimulus funds.