Saturday, October 07, 2023

Indian airports will need 300 CT body scanners over the next 5 years: Smiths Detection Systems

India will need to upgrade around 300 computed tomography (CT) machines at its airports over the next five years, Smiths Detection Managing Director Vikrant Trilokekar told Moneycontrol on October 6.

Smiths Detection is one of the world’s largest threat detection and security screening equipment maker.

"The upgrade requirement for CT in India is currently over 300 units in the next 3-5 years," Trilokekar said, adding that Indian airports were expediting the acquisition of the equipment to comply with the latest Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) requirements.

The BCAS has directed non-Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) airports to upgrade scanners from single view to dual view by March 31, 2024.

Body scanners will do away with the need of patting down passengers after a primary screening through the walk-through metal detectors. Body scanners will allow "clean" passengers to walk through and frisking will only be necessary for others.

In September, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) received clearance to install full-body scanners at four airports in the country, including Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, and Goa.

BCAS had ordered all hypersensitive and sensitive airports to replace door frame metal detectors (DFMD) with full-body scanners by March 2022, back in November 2021.

07/10/2023 Yaruqullah Khan/Moneycontrol

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