Rapiscan Systems Responds to Media Reports Regarding Testing of AIT Systems

November 15, 2012


Torrance, CA –  Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems announced today that on November 9, 2012 it was delivered a show cause letter from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The letter, which pertains to a privacy system Rapiscan was developing under contract for the TSA, alleges that Rapiscan did not disclose issues related to the development process in a timely or complete manner. Contrary to some press reports, Rapiscan did not falsify test data; in fact the TSA, in testimony to Congress today, confirms that this was at all times a government controlled test and that Rapiscan did not, and could not have, manipulated any test data.  Furthermore, the evidence shows that Rapiscan delivered for testing the exact configuration previously disclosed to TSA and which TSA had approved. 

“At no time did Rapiscan Systems falsify test data or engage in any fraudulent conduct,” said Ajay Mehra, President of Rapiscan Systems. “We take the matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with the TSA during this process.” 




About Rapiscan Systems

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a division of OSI Systems, Inc. is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilising 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.  

For additional information, please visit, www.rapiscansystems.com.

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