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CounterBomber Stand-Off Concealed Threat Detection

Rapiscan Systems, Inc. today announced the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection system, to its portfolio of security technologies.

The CounterBomber system can identify concealed person-borne threats, such as suicide vests and weapons, at stand-off distances.

“The solution detects threats with tremendous accuracy, but also is intuitive to operate, allowing easy deployment in a variety of situations and threat levels.”

Using an optional remote networking capability, CounterBomber’s state-of-the-art video-steered radar technology can identify a threat even when the system operator is hundreds of meters away. The system is an ideal security solution for high profile locations such as government buildings, transit systems, and military installations that are targets for terrorist attacks.

CounterBomber has been extensively tested by the U.S. Government, and successfully deployed by the U.S. Armed Forces in all recent major conflicts, as well as other volatile areas around the globe, since 2008. While originally designed to identify suicide vests, the CounterBomber technology can also detect other concealed person-borne threats such as handguns, machine pistols, pipe bombs, and grenades, all while maintaining a low false alarm rate.

“We believe CounterBomber is superior to any other comparable system on the market and provides a tangible and practical solution to the more than 3,500 suicide bombings that have taken place over the past three decades,” said Brad Buswell, President, Rapiscan Systems North America. “The solution detects threats with tremendous accuracy, but also is intuitive to operate, allowing easy deployment in a variety of situations and threat levels.”

The CounterBomber system is easily assembled, and once in operation can automatically assess approaching personnel for hidden threats – without the need for operator interpretation.

Rapiscan Systems, 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.

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