Monday, September 02, 2019

BCAS to deploy body scanners at all major Indian airports

The Indian Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has announced that all major airports in the country will deploy body scanners within a year.

The regulator has also made it compulsory for other, smaller airports to install body scanners over the next two years.

This move is aimed at accelerating passenger clearance processes and ending manual frisking, without compromising airport security.

New body scanners will enable airport authorities to deal with the threat of non-metallic, plastic explosives and terrorism tools, including chemical, biological and radiation (CBR).
Common metal detectors are often unable to discover these materials.
BCAS joint director general Jyoti Narayan said: “Since the nature of threat is changing, a lot of technological upgrade is happening in terms of aviation security.
“We have ordered installations of body scanners as normal scanners cannot detect trace of plastic explosives and other threat material.”
02/09/19 Airport Technology
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