Rapiscan Systems Delivers Cargo, Baggage and People Screening Solutions in Three African Countries
March 1, 2012 HAWTHORNE, Calif
Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, today announced that it has recently been awarded a series of contracts to deliver cargo, baggage and people screening solutions in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The Civil Aviation Authority in Rwanda has selected Rapiscan Local Distribution Partner KGT (UK) LTD to supply a Rapiscan Systems Secure 1000 Single Pose body scanner, and to purchase multiple baggage screening systems in order to upgrade to Rapiscan Dual View technology. Kigali International airport is set to become the first African airport to screen 100% passengers bags using advanced Dual View technology and one of the very few to have a Body scanner. Supplied by KGT (UK) LTD, shipping is expected in March 2012 and installation will be completed in April.
Following a directive issued by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority that 100% of air cargo should be security scanned by January 31st 2012, all of the four main air cargo companies in Kenya have selected Rapiscan air cargo screening solutions to be supplied by KGT (UK) Limited. All of the units have now been delivered and installation is currently underway.
In Tanzania, the largest air cargo forwarder has ordered multiple Dual-View air cargo screening solutions from Rapiscan Systems; the Civil Aviation Authority has chosen Rapiscan check-in baggage screening solutions, and the country’s Revenue Authority has selected Rapiscan technology to screen incoming passengers bags which has been delivered and installed by KGT (UK) LTD.
Ajay Mehra, President of Rapiscan Systems, stated, "I am happy to report that there is a rapid acceleration in the purchase and deployment of the latest security screening technology in Africa. These recent contracts demonstrate that there is significant momentum in the deployment of the latest dual view air cargo and baggage security screening solutions by African countries.In my view this is just the beginning of many upcoming opportunities to grow our business on the African continent."
About Rapiscan Systems
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a division of OSI Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilizing X-ray and gamma-ray imaging, and advanced threat identification techniques such as neutron and diffraction analysis. The company's products are sold into four market segments: Baggage and Parcel Inspection, Cargo and Vehicle Inspection, Hold Baggage Screening and People Screening. The company has an installed base globally of more than 70,000 security and inspection systems. The Rapiscan Systems product line is manufactured at four locations and supported by a global support service network. As the world's leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state of the art products, solutions and services that meet our customers' most demanding threat detection needs --- while improving their operational efficiency.
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