TSA paying a quarter $M to replace 2 machines w/ 2 of the same?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 21, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This makes no sense, paying a quarter million $$ to swap out two ETD machines for two more of the same make & model ...

    Government Security News: Reveal Imaging to swap out two explosive trace detection systems at Killeen-Fort Hood Airport in Texas

    SA has announced that it intends to award a contract to Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), to decommission two of its CT-80DR explosive detection systems currently deployed at Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport, and to replace them with two “redeployed” systems of the same make and model.

    TSA pointed out in an official notice is released on May 20 that it wasn’t putting this procurement up for competition because it had done so four years ago when it awarded the original order to Reveal Imaging in 2009.

    The new delivery order is valued at $226,908, said TSA’s notice.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Wondering if these are the type that checked bags are run through or the table top models used at passenger checkpoints?
  3. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I believe the DR models are baggage use primarily. They can scan oversized bags (like golf bags and the like) and I have never seen one in a checkpoint for carryons.

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