01/27/2009 - Designed for use at passenger security checkpoints for screening of carry-on baggage, the IONSCAN 500DT from Smiths Detection of Pine Brook, New Jersey, is an advanced explosives detector that can detect trace amounts of explosive substances from a single sample in a matter of seconds.
01/27/2009 - ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences of Alexandria, Virginia, has developed the Explosive Suppression System, a two-man portable device designed to protect bystanders from hand-carried explosives. The device suppresses the three most dangerous effects of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and munitions: fragmentation, blast pressure, and fireball.
05/23/2008 - ICx Technologies of Billerica, Massachusetts, has developed a new explosives detector under the Homeland Security Advanced Projects Research Agency Rapid Technology Application Program. The highly sensitive and lightweight Fido Scout can detect explosives under water.
03/26/2008 - Fusion is an advanced checkpoint system that combines computed tomography for material discrimination and automated explosives detection with high-resolution two- and three-dimensional imaging to scan for weapons and other prohibited items. Developed by Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., of Bedford, Massachusetts, in partnership with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, the system is designed to efficiently screen carry-on items.
11/09/2007 - Designed for first responders, security checkpoints, military personnel, and K-9 support teams, the XD-2i portable explosives trace detector from American Innovations, Inc., of Spring Valley, New York, uses chemical reagents to detect explosive materials without false positives.