Increased Security Scanning Is Big Business For Miss. Company

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A recent airline terrorist attack could mean big business for companies making body imaging scanners, including one in Mississippi preparing for increased demand.
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Greg Soule said two companies make machines that have met TSA's "imaging technology standards."
Those companies are Rapiscan Systems in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and L-3 Communications Holdings, based in New York.
TSA hasn't said if it will speed up efforts to install machines in airports beyond plans already in place after a man tried to blow up a plane Christmas Day.
Peter Kant, Rapiscan's vice president, said TSA has asked him if he could increase production. Kant says that would create jobs in Mississippi.
Soule said any new orders would be put out for competitive bid.


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